Heat advisory in effect for the Outer Banks through 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern North Carolina, including the Outer Banks, from noon to 8 p.m. today.

Heat index values up to 107 are expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity can quickly cause heat illness, the weather service says.

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 9 1 1.

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