The National Weather Service in Raleigh has extended the Heat Advisory through Thursday for Wayne and surrounding counties.
…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Maximum heat index values of 105 to 108 degrees expected.
* WHERE…Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Johnston, Wilson, Wayne and Sampson Counties.
* WHEN…For the first Heat Advisory, until 7 PM EDT this evening. For the second Heat Advisory, from noon to 7 PM EDT Thursday.
* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.
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.