Heat advisory issued for area

(Supplied/National Weather Service)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): It’s going to be a hot one today.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today, from 11am until 9pm.

Heat index values up to 101 degrees Fahrenheit are expected in parts of northern Indiana and northwest Ohio, and the temperatures and humidity may cause heat illnesses.

The NWS issued the following guidance:

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.

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