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Heat warning for northern Alabama until Monday evening

Heat warning for northern Alabama until Monday evening

At 1:25 p.m. on Monday, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that was in effect until 7 p.m. for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb and Cullman counties.

The weather service comments: “Heat index values ​​up to 42 degrees.”

“Hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat illnesses,” explains the weather service.

Mastering the heat: The weather service gives tips for more safety in high temperatures

  • Drink enough: Make sure you drink enough fluids.
  • Seek protection: Stay in an air-conditioned room to cool down.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight: Avoid direct sunlight, protect yourself and look for relatives and neighbors who are at risk.
  • Safety of children and pets: Do not leave small children and pets unattended in the vehicle, as temperatures inside the vehicle can reach life-threatening levels within a few minutes.
  • Be careful outdoors: If you must work or spend time outdoors, take special precautions.
  • Optimal time: If possible, schedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening to ensure more favorable conditions.
  • Detecting heat-related problems: Familiarize yourself with the warning signs and learn how to recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Stay cool with clothes: Wear light, loose-fitting clothing to feel comfortable.

Additional tips for outdoor workers:

  • For outdoor workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends taking regular rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.
  • If someone becomes overwhelmed by the heat, quickly move them to a cool, shady place.
  • In emergency situations, dial 911 for immediate assistance.

These heat safety recommendations from the NWS are critical to your well-being during high temperatures. Stay informed and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others from the potentially dangerous effects of heat.

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