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McDowell County Emergency Management
Thursday June 16th, 2022 :: 10:42 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Heat Advisory until 08:00PM Thursday

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 106 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Georgia, piedmont and western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Although heat index values are expected to be slightly lower than yesterday, maximum heat index of around 105 combined with the compounded impacts of the 4th consecutive day of unsually hot weather will increase the risk of heat related illness.

* AFFECTED AREAS: STEPHENS ... FRANKLIN ... HART ... ELBERT ... ALEXANDER ... IREDELL ... DAVIE ... CATAWBA ... ROWAN ... CLEVELAND ... LINCOLN ... GASTON ... MECKLENBURG ... CABARRUS ... UNION ... GREATER CALDWELL ... GREATER BURKE ... EASTERN MCDOWELL ... GREATER RUTHERFORD ... EASTERN POLK ... CHEROKEE ... YORK ... ANDERSON ... ABBEVILLE ... LAURENS ... UNION ... CHESTER ... GREENWOOD ... GREATER OCONEE ... GREATER PICKENS ... CENTRAL GREENVILLE ... SOUTHERN GREENVILLE ... NORTHERN SPARTANBURG ... SOUTHERN SPARTANBURG

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Heat Advisory

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