By , Mount Vernon News
July 21, 2011, 4:17 pm

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 10 am to 9 pm EDT Friday.

High temperatures in the low to mid 90s combined with very high humidity levels will make for a very hot afternoon Friday. Heat index values of 100 to 104 degrees are likely from late friday morning into Friday evening. Take precautions to avoid heat induced illness.

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An excessive 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.

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 911.

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