Heat advisory issued

Published 8:48 am Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today in Pike County, as officials warn the heat index may reach as high as 106 degrees.

Jeanna Barnes, EMA director, said this morning that the National Weather Service forecast calls for temperatures ranging from 97 to 101 this afternoon.

Heat index values will be from 104 to 109 degrees this afternoon.

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According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Residents are urged to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside. Strenuous activity should be rescheduled to the morning or evening. Residents should wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.