Heat advisory in place for Wednesday


    A heat advisory is in place from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday throughout the area, according to the National Weather Service.

    The heat index values are expected to be around 105 to 107 degrees.

    The advisory is in place for the cities of: Millen, Sylvania, Metter, Statesboro, Rincon, Springfield, Reidsville, Claxton, Pembroke, Richmond Hill, Garden City, Pooler, Savannah, Wilmington Island, Tybee Island, Ludowici, Hinesville, Fort Stewart, Townsend, Darien, Allendale, Hampton, Yemassee, Walterboro, Saint George, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Ridgeland, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, Edisto Beach, Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Daniel Island.

    The NWS says if you have to be outdoors, drink plenty of fluids, wear light weight clothing and stay out of direct sunshine. In addition, know the signs of heat illnesses and be sure to check on those who are most vulnerable to the heat such as young children and the elderly. Never leave children or pets in a vehicle.

    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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