HEAT ADVISORY; Quick-read checklist for people and pets; Follow the weather experts, Chase Bullman and Ray Foreman

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JOPLIN METRO AREA (TRI-STATE MO/KS/OK) — The National Weather Service at Springfield has issued a Heat Advisory, across the entire Joplin Metro Region, Friday Noon until 7:00 PM.

Heat index values up to 110° expected

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.” NWS SGF

HEAT ADVISORY CHECKLIST

  1. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  2. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  3. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  4. To reduce risk during outdoor work, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
  5. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
  6. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1

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