The National Weather Service has included Marshall County in an “Excessive Heat Warning” beginning at noon on Tuesday and lasting until midnight on Wednesday. 

THREAT:  Dangerous/Potentially Deadly hot conditions likely with heat index values up to 110 degrees expected. 

IMPACTS:  Increased potential for heat related illnesses, especially for those working or participating in outdoor activities or those who do not have respite from the sweltering heat and humidity. 

PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:  Drink plenty of fluids. Stay in an air-conditioned room. Stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.  Young children and pets should NEVER be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.  

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 lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.  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.