The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect until 9 pm this evening. The heat advisory is no longer in effect.
High temperatures in the mid 90s combined with high humidity levels will make for a very hot afternoon. Heat index values of 105 to 109 degrees are expected this afternoon into the evening. take precautions to avoid heat induced illness.
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures will occur. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are likely. 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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