July 29, 2021–7:06 p.m.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for most of the state including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk, and Paulding Counties for Friday.
In addition, an Excessive Heat Watch will be in effect for Saturday.
For the Heat Advisory Friday, heat index values up to 108 are expected.
For the Excessive Heat Watch Saturday, there will be dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 110 possible.
Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
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 heatstroke.
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.
Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.