002  
WWUS72 KCHS 161359  
NPWCHS  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC  
959 AM EDT WED AUG 16 2017  
 
GAZ116>119-138>141-SCZ045-047>052-162200-  
/O.NEW.KCHS.HT.Y.0001.170816T1800Z-170816T2300Z/  
INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-COASTAL CHATHAM-  
INLAND LIBERTY-COASTAL LIBERTY-INLAND MCINTOSH-COASTAL MCINTOSH-  
INLAND BERKELEY-INLAND JASPER-BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-  
CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-TIDAL BERKELEY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PEMBROKE, RICHMOND HILL, GARDEN CITY,  
POOLER, SAVANNAH, WILMINGTON ISLAND, TYBEE ISLAND, HINESVILLE,  
FORT STEWART, TOWNSEND, DARIEN, GOOSE CREEK, MONCKS CORNER,  
RIDGELAND, BEAUFORT, HILTON HEAD ISLAND, EDISTO BEACH,  
CHARLESTON, NORTH CHARLESTON, MOUNT PLEASANT, AND DANIEL ISLAND  
959 AM EDT WED AUG 16 2017  
 
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EDT  
THIS EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EDT  
THIS EVENING.  
 
* LOCATIONS...COASTAL COUNTIES OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND  
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA, INCLUDING THE SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON METRO  
AREAS.  
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...108 TO 113 DEGREES.  
 
* IMPACTS...HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO HEAT  
ILLNESSES IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF YOU MUST 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 SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT SUCH AS YOUNG CHILDREN AND  
THE ELDERLY. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN AND PETS IN A VEHICLE,  
ESPECIALLY WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP SINCE TEMPERATURES CAN BE  
MUCH HIGHER INSIDE THE 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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