A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 pm this evening for metro areas including Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, and the lowlands east of Puget Sound.
High temperatures can place extra stress on the body and possibly lead to heat exhaustion. it is easier to become dehydrated. The interior of automobiles can become very hot, creating a danger if children or pets are left unattended.
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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.