Potentially dangerous heat this afternoon

Published 10:57 am Thursday, July 7, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for much of eastern North Carolina.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
410 AM EDT Thu Jul 7 2022

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Including the cities of Williamston, Robersonville, Oak City, Jamesville, Greenville, Bethel, Farmville, Grifton, Grimesland,
Plymouth, Roper, Creswell, Columbia, Gum Neck, Manns Harbor, Stumpy Point, East Lake, Snow Hill, Hookerton, Walstonburg, Washington, Chocowinity, Belhaven, Bath, Aurora, Engelhard, Fairfield, Ponzer, Scranton, Swanquarter, Wallace, Warsaw, Kenansville, Beulaville, Faison, Kinston, La Grange, Pink Hill, Maysville, Pollocksville, Trenton, Oriental, Bayboro, Arapahoe, Vandemere, Vanceboro, Ernul, Dover, Cove City, New Bern, River Bend, Fairfield Harbor, Havelock, Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Stella, Beaufort, Harkers Island, Sea Level, Cedar Island, Jacksonville, Richlands, Half Moon, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, and North Topsail Beach

410 AM EDT Thu Jul 7 2022

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…Heat index values up to 109 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of eastern North Carolina.

* WHEN…From 11 AM to 7 PM EDT Thursday.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 heat stroke. 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. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.