Alabamians Encouraged to Take Precautions During Dangerous Heat Wave
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued an "Excessive Heat Warning" and "Heat Advisory" in response to the dangerous temperatures and heat index value that is expected today, Thursday, July 21.
West and Central Alabama will be facing very heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees. These are very risky temperatures and could prompt heat-related illnesses. Alabamians are encouraged to take precautions during this heat wave.
HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY! CALL 9 1 1
Excessive Heat Warning until 7:00 pm
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES NEAR 110
Heat Advisory until 7:00 pm
HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 105 – 107
Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Barbour, Bullock, Calhoun, Cherokee, Coosa, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Macon, Pike, Perry, Russell, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, and Tallapoosa.
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