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Dangerous Heat Prompts Advisory

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We set a record high temp with yesterday's heat and today's forecast is calling for more dangerously elevated temps. A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service is in effect for our entire viewing area, including the parishes of Louisiana and some counties in south east Arkansas.

The heat index is expected to climb to 105 or above for today and possibly the next few days. Despite the official beginning of summer starting later this month, early June is proving to be a challenge with record setting temps.

The national weather service just recently released some additional heat related information that we want to pass on to you about today:

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS.

EACH YEAR...A NUMBER OF FATALITIES OCCUR NATIONWIDE DUE TO
CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY BEING LEFT IN VEHICLES DURING THE SUMMER
MONTHS. IN THE PAST DOZEN YEARS...450 CHILDREN HAVE DIED DUE TO
HYPERTHERMIA AFTER BEING LEFT IN OR GAINING ACCESS TO CARS. NEVER
LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE NOT EVEN FOR A
MINUTE. REMEMBER...BEAT THE HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT.

The latest on the Mississippi River is indicating that a slow fall is continuing to occur. The Mississippi River at Natchez is now at 57.86 feet. Vicksburg is currently at 51.23 feet and in Greenville its 54.63. At Yazoo City the Yazoo River is 34.18 feet. The River flood warning is still in effect along the Mississippi River.

 

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