For OnFocus – Jackson County Emergency Management has issued a heat advisory, effective until 9:00pm on Monday, August 24. Heat index values of 100 to 105 are expected, impacting portions of central, southwest and west central Wisconsin, north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.
Emergency Management recommends everyone 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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