News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/15/2016 4:07:06 PM to 8/15/2016 4:08:27 PM.

News Flash

* Hampton City News

Posted on: August 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Heat advisory issued for Tuesday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. by National Weather Service


Aug. 15, 2016 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for tomorrow from 11a.m.-7 p.m. Heat index values will reach between 102-107 degrees tomorrow afternoon and the high heat index should peak by 4 p.m.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity - reflected in the heat index - will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office warns that prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead to heat-related illnesses that require immediate medical attention. Residents are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay in the shade if possible, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Residents are also encouraged to take extra precautions if they 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.

Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation.

More information
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in * Hampton City News