ELMORE COUNTY IS UNDER AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING UNTIL 9:00 P.M. TUESDAY
Including the cities of Selma, Prattville, Fort Deposit,
Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee,
Union Springs, Phenix City, Troy, and Eufaula
219 PM CDT Mon Aug 12 2019
…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT TUESDAY…
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued an
Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 9 PM CDT
Tuesday. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.
* TEMPERATURES…will climb into the middle and upper 90s Today
and Tuesday. Heat indices will range from 108 to 115 each
* Impacts…of the high temperatures could cause heat stroke or
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.