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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heat Advisory

Along with the “Red Flag Warning” transmitted by the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office (Portland, OR) is this corresponding Heat Advisory. Further information can be obtained through the NWS at: .

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule 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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