Including the cities of Van Buren, Ozark, Charleston, Fort Smith,
Antlers, Clayton, Hugo, Muskogee, Checotah, Sallisaw, McAlester,
Stigler, Wilburton, and Poteau
515 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Between 105 and 110 degrees.
* IMPACTS...The combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat
illnesses are possible.
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 911.