Heat Advisory in Effect, July 19-20

Posted on 7/18/2019 7:23:56 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from noon on Friday, July 19 through 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 for Indiana and Jefferson counties. 

During that time, heat index values are expected to be up to 105 degrees due to temperatures in the mid 90s. Per the National Weather Service, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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 water.

With activities scheduled on campus this weekend, IUP Police will be available to assist with heat-related issues, if needed. Please call 724-357-2141 to reach an IUP Dispatcher or 911 for emergency medical assistance.