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Central Mississippi under heat advisory

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It's not over yet! A heat advisory is in effect for ALL counties in central Mississippi.

Friday will soar into the mid 90's with a heat index value as hot as 110 degrees.

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of deaths each year and even more heat-related illnesses.

Here are some precautions you can take: 

  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

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