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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland for Thursday afternoon.
Heat index values between 105 and 109 degrees are expected in Maryland, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, Inland
Worcester and Maryland Beaches Counties and in Accomack and Northampton Counties in Virginia between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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. 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 9 1 1.