Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM
The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM to 8 PM CDT Wednesday.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Around 105 due to temperatures in the lower to middle 90s, and dewpoints in the mid-70s.
* TIMING...Late morning through early evening on Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. 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.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. This combination will create a situation in which h eat-related illnesses are possible, especially for those living in un-air-conditioned homes or apartments. People in the Advisory area are advised to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Also, keep plenty of liquids on hand and try to stay in an air-conditioned environment.
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 lightweight 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.
Where's baby? Look before you lock! Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
Event Type: Announcement
Location: City of St. Louis
Ward: Many Wards
Contact Phone: (314) 444-5469