12 Tips to Follow When a Heat Advisory Is in Effect

Aug 9, 2019 by

Summer is here, and in many parts of the country that can mean dangerous heat waves. As the National Weather Service notes, “Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.” The Weather Service issues an official Heat Advisory within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions, which it defines as a specified period of time during which the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100 degrees or higher, and nighttime air temperatures will not drop below 75 degrees, although these criteria may vary depending on where you live. The next time your area is subject to a Heat Advisory, be sure to take these precautions to keep your family safe and cool.

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