Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
1120 AM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017


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Hertford-Gates-Pasquotank-Camden-Western Currituck-Bertie-Chowan-
Perquimans-Gloucester-Surry-James City-Isle of Wight-
Norfolk/Portsmouth-Suffolk-Chesapeake-Virginia Beach-York-
Newport News-Hampton/Poquoson-
Including the cities of Ahoskie, Elizabeth City, Edenton, Barham,
Gwaltney Corner, Bacons Castle, Chippokes State Park,
Hog Island Game Reserve, Poolesville, Booth Fork,
and Williamsburg
1120 AM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* AREAS AFFECTED: Much of Southeastern Virginia and Northeast
  North Carolina

* HAZARDS: Dangerously High Heat Indices

* MAXIMUM FORECAST HEAT INDEX VALUES: 103 to 108

* TIMING: Late morning through early this evening

* IMPACTS: Prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead
  to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical
  attention.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

   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.

&&

$$

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