Updated: Thu Jul-20-17 01:57pm CDT
Effective: Fri Jul-21-17 09:00am CDT
Expires: Fri Jul-21-17 07:00pm CDT
Areas affected: Bolivar; Carroll; Grenada; Holmes; Humphreys; Issaquena; Leflore; Sharkey; Sunflower; Warren; Washington; Yazoo
Instructions: 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, 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 out of the sun, and check
up on relatives and neighbors.