With heat index values soaring to triple digits, an advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. for Friday with the most oppressive temperatures expected in the afternoon.
Horry, Georgetown, Brunswick, N.C. and some surrounding counties are all under the heat advisory set in place until 7 p.m. Friday, according to a weather service briefing.
“The heat advisory means heat index values are forecast to exceed 105 degrees this afternoon,” said Joshua Weiss, weather service fire weather program manager, in an email update.
This high heat may cause some to suffer heat stress, and weather authorities advise trying precautions. According to the weather service, the occupational safety and health administration recommends taking frequent rest breaks in the shade or air conditioning to reduce the risk of heat illnesses.
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Other safety tips on the NWS website include: staying hydrated, never leaving children or pets in cars, limit strenuous outdoor activity, and check in on the elderly, sick and those without air conditioning.