*** The Heat Advisory was canceled by the NWS at 5:28 p.m. ***

Many locations across the United States have experienced extreme heat this summer. The current heat wave is expansive covering the Western United States into the Southwest and in the South as well.

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The Weather Channel said that “heat alerts are in effect for millions of people” and this includes Alabamians.

Alabama Heat Advisory

Today, there are portions of Alabama under a Heat Advisory starting at 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued this due to the possibility of heat index values reaching 106 degrees.

Impacted Alabama Counties

Counties under this Heat Advisory include the entire Townsquare Media coverage area which is Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties.

Other counties under the advisory include Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Marengo, and Montgomery.

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Precautionary and Preparedness Actions

Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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.

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.

(Source) For more from the National Weather Service Birmingham, click here.  For more details from The Weather Channel, click here.

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