National Weather Service issues heat advisory


The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a heat advisory from noon to 8 p.m. today.

Temperatures are expected to be in the lower to mid-90s with a heat index of 105 degrees.

A heat advisory means high temperatures are expected and the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible. Heat-related illnesses include heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Conditions are particularly hazardous for the elderly, youth, those with preexisting health conditions and pets.

The National Weather Service recommends residents drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Residents should take precautions if they work or spend time outside. The National Weather Service recommends rescheduling strenuous activities to early morning or evening, wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.

Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include confusion, dark colored urine, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, profuse sweating, cramps and more. Heat stroke signs and symptoms include confusion, dizziness, lack of sweating, throbbing headache, dry and red-hot skin, rapid heart rate, nausea and vomiting, seizures and unconsciousness.

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