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County activates cooling centers as heat advisory goes into effect

The heat is expected to continue through the week (staff photo by Jay Westcott).

The county has activated its heat plan for today (Tuesday) as temperates climb today.

Cooling centers around the county will be available during normal operating hours in response to a National Weather Service heat advisory that is in effect from noon to 8 p.m.

Heat index values are expected to reach between 100 and 105 degrees across the region.

Supplies like bottled water, sunscreen, insect repellant and body wipes will be available at the cooling centers.

Three emergency centers for single adults with also activate day and night overflow shelter capacity, according to the county.

Here’s more from NWS on the alert:

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.