The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued a Heat Advisory for our area effective until at least Saturday evening. Dangerous heat and humidity are expected. According to the NWS “there is a high risk of heat related illnesses for people with prolonged outdoor exposure or without access to air conditioning. The elderly, small children and pets are especially susceptible to the heat.” In these weather conditions be sure to drink plenty, stay out of the sun, stay in air conditioned rooms, if possible, and check up on relatives and neighbors. If you must work outdoors, the Occupational Health and Safety 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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