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Heat Advisory issued for Nottingham area, heat index to approach 109 degrees

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Thursday for the Nottingham area.

The advisory will be in effect until 7 p.m.

Forecasters say heat index values of 105 to 109 degrees are possible on Thursday afternoon.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

The highest heat index values are most likely near and along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay where humidity will be highest.

Residents are encouraged to 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.

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.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert has already been issued for Thursday and the National Weather Service says severe storms are possible as well.

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