Aug 06, 2022

Heat Advisory now Saturday and Sunday

Posted Aug 06, 2022 10:06 AM

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Heat Advisory for the afternoon hours on Saturday and Sunday, ending Sunday at 7 p.m.

Heat index values of 105 to 108 are expected.

Heat illnesses may occur due to the hot temperatures and high heat indices especially for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

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 911.