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Heat Advisory for Wilkes County – Thursday June 16, 2022

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Last Updated on June 16, 2022 11:04 am

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Including the cities of Dobson, Danbury, Eden, Wilkesboro,
Yadkinville, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Martinsville, and Danville
1039 AM EDT Thu Jun 16 2022

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…Heat index values of 105 to 108 expected for several
    hours this afternoon.
  • WHERE…In Virginia, Franklin, Bedford, Henry and Pittsylvania
    Counties. In North Carolina, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Wilkes
    and Yadkin Counties.
  • WHEN…Until 8 PM EDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Very high humidity levels combined with hot
    temperatures may result in heat related illnesses or heat
    exhaustion if necessary precautions are not taken.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Very high humidity levels continue across
    the region. These will combine with afternoon temperatures in
    the lower 90s to produce heat indices of 105 to 108 for several
    hours this afternoon. If at all possible, reduce strenuous
    outdoor activities during this time frame.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. 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.

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