Heat Advisory Issued for Friday and Saturday

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY…

For the counties of:
Saline, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Republic, Washington, Marshall, Cloud, Clay, Ottawa, Dickinson and Morris.

Including the cities of:
Salina, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Belleville, Washington, Hanover, Clifton, Linn, Greenleaf, Marysville, Concordia, Clay Center, Minneapolis, Bennington, Tescott, Abilene, Herington and Council Grove.

* WHAT…Heat index values up to 106 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of North Central Kansas.

* WHEN…From noon Friday to 8 PM CDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

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