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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Oh, thank goodness

At first I thought I was still running a fever. Then I realized that it was just North Carolina in August.

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT
Forecast for Thu Aug 05 12:24 PM EDT
Winston-Salem, NC

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL PUSH HEAT INDEX VALUES TO AROUND 105 DEGREES FOR A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. PEOPLE IN THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE...STAY OUT OF THE SUNSHINE...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS... ESPECIALLY THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING. HEAT OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN BE PARTICULARLY DEADLY FOR THE ELDERLY...THOSE WITH ILLNESSES...AND FOR OUTDOOR WORKERS SUCH AS FARM LABORERS. IN ADDITION... ATHLETES EXERCISING OUTDOORS SHOULD TAKE FREQUENT REST PERIODS IN THE SHADE IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA... AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
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