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Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:31 AM EDT Jun. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this

* Temperature... afternoon temperatures in the lower to middle
90s, with maximum afternoon heat index values around 105

* Impacts... the heat will lead to hazardous conditions
particularly for the elderly, those with preexisting health
conditions, and pets. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke is

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and

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.

Temperatures inside a vehicle can be significantly higher than
outside, even with windows open. Make sure not to leave children
or animals in the vehicle as they can be quickly overcome by the

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.