A heat advisory has been issued for northeast Florida, which includes Marion County, and it will be in effect today, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Heat Index values are expected to reach 106 to 110 degrees this afternoon. Due to the hot temperatures and high humidity, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to follow these steps to stay cool:
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun, if possible.
- Check on your relatives and neighbors.
- Never leave young children or pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
- If possible, reschedule strenuous activities for evening hours.
- Familiarize yourself with the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a location that is cool and shaded.
If you or someone else is experiencing a heat-related illness, please call 911.