HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY... FOR: Ashley-Chicot-Morehouse-West Carroll-East Carroll-Richland- Madison LA-Franklin LA-Catahoula-Tensas-Concordia-Bolivar- Sunflower-Leflore-Washington-Humphreys-Holmes-Issaquena-Sharkey- Yazoo-Warren- Including the cities of Crossett, North Crossett, Hamburg, West Crossett, Dermott, Lake Village, Eudora, Bastrop, Oak Grove, Epps, Lake Providence, Rayville, Delhi, Tallulah, Winnsboro, Jonesville, Harrisonburg, Newellton, St. Joseph, Waterproof, Vidalia, Ferriday, West Ferriday, Cleveland, Indianola, Ruleville, Greenwood, Greenville, Belzoni, Isola, Durant, Tchula, Lexington, Pickens, Goodman, Mayersville, Rolling Fork, Anguilla, Yazoo City, and Vicksburg
The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM to 7 PM CDT Wednesday. * TEMPERATURE...Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 90s with heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees. * IMPACTS...Heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be more likely if individuals and pets are not adequately cooled and hydrated. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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 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. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.