Monday, August 6, 2018

JUST IN: Heat Advisory Issued For Lincoln, Knox, Coastal Waldo Counties Til 7pm Tuesday

Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of Whitefield, Dresden, Alna, Bremen,
Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset,
Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport,
Thomaston, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont, and Lincolnville


The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Heat Advisory,
which is in effect until 7 PM EDT Tuesday.

* Heat Index Values...In the mid 90s due to temperatures in the
  lower 90s, and dewpoints around 70.

* Timing...This afternoon. Temperatures are expected to approach
  90 Tuesday afternoon, and combined with high humidity heat
  index values will once again climb into the mid 90s.

* Impacts...The combination of heat and humidity will make it
  more difficult for the body to naturally cool itself,
  increasing the risk of heat stress and related conditions.


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, especially older adults who live alone, to make sure
they are able to stay cool.

People who work or exercise outside or in hot environments, and
children attending summer camps or outdoor sports practices
should take extra precautions. When possible...reschedule
strenuous activities to early morning. Know the signs and
symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight
and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of

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 9 1 1.

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