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Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:04 PM CDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 9 PM CDT this
... Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Saturday.

* Event... heat index values of 110 to 115 are expected into the
early evening hours tonight. It will be a little cooler on
Saturday, with heat index values of 105 to 110.

* Areas affected... parts of central and southern Arkansas.

* Impacts... an excessive heat warning means a period of hot
temperatures and elevated humidity levels will produce very
high heat index values. It will create a situation in which
heat illnesses are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 9 1 1.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat 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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.