Please be aware that the National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Heat Advisory which will be in effect from noon Tuesday to 7 PM CDT Wednesday for DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Lancaster, and a much broader area that includes more than 30 counties.

* TEMPERATURE...Between 93 to 100 degrees

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Between 105 to 108 degrees.

* IMPACTS...Heat exhaustion or stroke may set in if individuals and pets are not adequately cooled and/or hydrated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that afternoon heat index values are expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees for at least two consecutive days.

Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.

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 lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911.

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