Wednesday, July 20, 2011


The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for across the region Thursday.

Oppressive heat and humidity will remain across the region on Thursday with temps in the middle and upper 90’s. Hot temps combined with very high humidity levels will produce heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees from late morning into Thursday evening. This prolonged period of dangerously high heat and humidity will pose a significant risk of heat illness.

During this advisory period people are asked to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of fluids.

Tom Kelley, Director of Lorain County Emergency Management and Homeland Security, said the Cooling Stations plans have been in place since the late 90’s and this is the first time it will be used. “We sent out a reminder to Officials county-wide this morning advising them of the extreme heat conditions tomorrow and of the Cooling Station option. Mayor Grace contacted the Elyria Health District and asked if Elyria could have a station opened tomorrow.”

Kelley said the Cooling Station will be at South Recreation Center and will be opened from 8:00 a.m. until 6 p.m. “We will have staff on site just in case additional resources are needed and members of the Lorain County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be at the station passing out ice water and helping care for those in need.”


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