770  
WWUS72 KGSP 141508  
NPWGSP  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
 
1108 AM EDT WED AUG 14 2019  
 
GAZ029-SCZ011-019-142300-  
/O.CON.KGSP.HT.Y.0003.190814T1600Z-190814T2300Z/  
ELBERT-ABBEVILLE-GREENWOOD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ELBERTON, FORTSONIA, MIDDLETON,  
RUCKERSVILLE, ABBEVILLE, CALHOUN FALLS, WARE SHOALS,  
AND NINETY SIX  
1108 AM EDT WED AUG 14 2019  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
* LOCATIONS...ELBERT COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA, AS WELL AS  
ABBEVILLE AND GREENWOOD COUNTIES IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING  
OUTDOOR EXERTION OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE.  
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...PEAKING AT 105 TO 108 DUE TO TEMPERATURES  
IN THE MID 90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
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