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Special HEAT STATEMENT issued for Wayne County, Miss.

The National Weather Service forecast office in Mobile, Ala., has issued a HEAT STATEMENT for the Wayne County area effective through this weekend. A HEAT ADVISORY could be issued by Friday stating that heating conditions in the environment have become such that individuals face a risk of heat cramps, heat stroke and possibly death from the heat.

High temperatures will range from the upper 90s to near 100 degrees through at least Sunday. In addition, humid conditions will persist across the region causing heat index values to range from 104 to 110 degrees each afternoon.

Children, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions are especially susceptible to the heat. Please help to make certain these individuals have a cool place to stay during the hottest parts of the day. Also remember to check on relatives and neighbors to make certain they have adequate air conditioning.

Those playing sports outdoors and persons working outside from late morning through sunset are urged to drink plenty of fluids … refrain from caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Also, those outdoors should take frequent breaks, preferably in the shade and out of the direct sunlight, to prevent overheating.

Pets and animals are also a concern during the heat of the day. Pets should be brought indoors, if at all possible.
If pets must remain outdoors, efforts should be made to provide shade and plenty of fresh water. Livestock farmers are also reminded that animals are vulnerable to the heat, and precautions should now be taken to protect them.
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