HEAT ADVISORY in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM for Marshall, Washington, Riley & Pottawatomie Counties. Heat Indices of 105-107 degrees are possible today across the region.
Elderly people, infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat related stress and injuries. Kansans are encouraged to drink plenty of cool, nonalcoholic beverages regardless of activity level to help prevent heat injuries. Finally, air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related injuries and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or heat-relief shelters in your area.
Even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems or heat related injuries. Kansans are encouraged to know the symptoms of heat injuries and to monitor themselves, neighbors and co-workers for signs of heat-related illness or injury.