MACOUPIN County, Illinois
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Heat Advisory
ILZ058>060-064-065-069-070-074-095>097-MOZ018-019-026-027-034>036-
042-290200-
/O.CON.KLSX.HT.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-150729T0200Z/
ADAMS IL-AUDRAIN MO-BOND IL-BROWN IL-CLINTON IL-FAYETTE IL-
GREENE IL-KNOX MO-LEWIS MO-MACOUPIN IL-MARION IL-MARION MO-
MONROE MO-MONTGOMERY IL-PIKE IL-PIKE MO-RALLS MO-SHELBY MO-
WASHINGTON IL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWLING GREEN...HANNIBAL...LITCHFIELD...
MEXICO...QUINCY...SALEM...VANDALIA
352 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL CONTINUE DURING THE
EARLY EVENING HOURS TONIGHT.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 115 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER
90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN THE UPPER 70S.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED
STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG...THE ELDERLY...THOSE
WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING...AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN
STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE.
ALSO...CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER
OF MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE EARLY MORNING
OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND
HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY
HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE
IS AN EMERGENCY. CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

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