* WHAT…Afternoon heat index values around 105 degrees.
* WHERE…Portions of central, east central, and southeast
Illinois, generally south of a Havana to Paris line.
* WHEN…Until 7 PM CDT Thursday.
* IMPACTS…Heat exhaustion or heat stroke may occur with
prolonged outdoor activity.
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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