The Townsquare Media coverage area has been hit with hot and humid days along with the rest of the counties in the Yellowhammer State.

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There is a concern about heat index values on Wednesday and Thursday reaching 108 degrees in portions of Central Alabama. These hot temperatures combined with high humidity could cause heat-related illnesses to occur.

Heat Advisory Information

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a “Heat Advisory” which starts Wednesday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. and goes until Thursday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m.

Here are the counties impacted by this Heat Advisory

Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.

Heat Advisory

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 9 1 1.

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