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DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES EXPECTED TODAY

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

THIS HEAT ADVISORY IS FOR ALL OF RHODE ISLAND EXCEPT FOR NEWPORT COUNTY AND BLOCK ISLAND.

HEAT INDICES WILL REACH 100 TO 104 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS AFTERNOON. ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES WILL SOAR INTO THE UPPER 90S WITH INCREASING HUMIDITY LEVELS.

PROLONGED OUTDOOR WORK OR EXERCISE IN THESE CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN HEAT EXHAUSTION OR EVEN HEAT STROKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO COMBINE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES RESULTING IN HEAT INDICES OF 100 DEGREES OR GREATER. AVOID PROLONGED WORK IN THE SUN OR IN POORLY VENTILATED AREAS. ALSO...DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TRY TO STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT.

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Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 07-06-2010

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