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Heat Advisory issued for Butler County

The heat will be on in Butler County this weekend.

According to the Butler County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), a Heat Advisory has been issued for Butler County today, Saturday, July 6. The advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected between 103 to 104 degrees or heat indexes of 108 to 112. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

The EMA urges Butler Countians to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside including:

  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear lightweight, light colored and loose fitting clothing when possible
  • Drink plenty of water.

It is also encouraged to:

  • Call 911 if you see a child or pet locked in a vehicle.
  • Check the backseat before exiting a vehicle.
  • Check on elderly neighbors.
  • Use sunscreen.
  • Stay in air conditioned areas.

The signs of heat exhaustion include:

  • Heavy sweating.
  • Weakness or fainting.
  • Cold, pale and clammy skin.
  • Rapid, weak pulse.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Muscle cramps.

The signs of a heat stroke include:

  • No sweating.
  • Throbbing headache.
  • Hot, red, dry skin.
  • Rapid, strong pulse.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • May lose consciousness.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, call 911.