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Mon June 22, 2009
Heat Advisory Warning
By Chris Taylor
Western Kentucky – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a heat advisory until 9:00 tomorrow evening. The heat index values are expected to reach 105 degrees for most of the day.
Purchase Area District Health Department Director Charlie Ross says during a heat wave like this, people should use common sense when planning activities.
"[I] Can't stress about the importance of keeping hydrated, just drink a lot of water. You know if you [have] chores that you got to do outdoors, you can schedule those things for early morning / late evening and try to stay out of the heat of the day," said Ross.
Ross also says heat stroke is common during extreme high temperatures. The symptoms include the inability to sweat, headaches, nausea and increased body temperature.