Heat Advisory in effect for Warren County

Published 6:21 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Forecasters are advising of dangerous heat levels for a good portion of central Mississippi, including Warren County, through Friday.

According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s through Friday with heat indices of 105 to 110 degrees prompting a Heat Advisory to be issued for the area.

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Experts are suggesting rescheduling strenuous activities to early morning or evening. But if you must be  outdoors, stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and take frequent breaks. Also wear light weight and loose fitting clothing.

“This can be a health and safety issue,” John Elfer, Warren County’s Emergency Management director, said. “We encourage everyone working outside to take frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages.”

The extreme heat can lead to heat-related health problems, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

The public is also reminded to make certain to check on neighbors and relatives, that outdoor animals have plenty of water and to never leave children or animals in a vehicle.