A Heat Wave is hitting the nation this week and Hampton Roads is among the scorched areas.
Ready.Gov has tips for staying safe during extreme heat.
A Heat Advisory remains in effect through this evening for NE NC and SE VA. Air temperatures in the mid 90s combined with high humidity will cause heat index values in excess of 105 degrees. Exercise caution if you are working outside this afternoon! 🌡️ #heat pic.twitter.com/wIFiYN1qiH
— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) July 16, 2019
IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:
Find air conditioning.
Avoid strenuous activities.
Watch for heat illness.
Wear light clothing.
Check on family members and neighbors.
Drink plenty of fluids.
Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
Know the Signs and Symptoms for Heat Related Illnesses
🔥 You’re hot, we’re hot
✅ Signs & symptoms of heat-related illnesses
🚨 Emergency? Call 9️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ 📲 #NorfolkVA #passthewater pic.twitter.com/WuYIX9jHb3
— Norfolk DEPR (@NorfolkDEPR) July 18, 2019
Prepare NOW. Get a list of area cooling centers here
Keep your home cool by doing the following:
Cover windows with drapes or shades.
Weather-strip doors and windows.
Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
Add insulation to keep the heat out.
Use attic fans to clear hot air.
Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.