HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon until 8 p.m. for the entire WAVY viewing area Thursday.
Temperatures are forecast to reach the high 90s, but the heat indices will be dangerously higher, up to 108 degrees.
The temperature combined with high humidity will create a situation that could cause heat illnesses, but there are several precautions you can take.
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Exercise in the early morning or evening when it’s cooler
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
- Schedule frequent rest breaks if you work outdoors
- Stay in an air-conditioned room
- Find shade if possible
- Check up on relatives and neighbors
If you think you are experiencing heat exhaustion, move to a cool, shaded spot. If your condition doesn’t improve within an hour, seek medical attention.
The City of Newport News is offering cooling centers where you can escape the heat. Click here for a list of locations.
The City of Portsmouth has eight available cooling centers, at its libraries and municipal centers. Click here for a list of locations.
The City of Hampton is urging its resident to be careful in the heat. Click here for information on the city’s cooling centers.