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Excessive heat warning in effect 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 15:46:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — An excessive heat warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Friday, July 30, 2021, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

According to the National Weather Service, heat index values of around 110 to 115 degrees are expected in south-central Georgia, the Florida panhandle, and portions of the Big Bend area.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. 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 heatstroke.

Wear lightweight 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. Heatstroke is an emergency, call 911.