Updated August 20, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Giles County today (Tuesday) with  highs  expected to reach the middle to upper 90s and  heat index values around 105° or higher this afternoon.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is

expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity

will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are


  A combination of high temperatures and high humidity can lead to an       increased risk of heat-related stress and illness, especially in the very   young, elderly, handicapped and special needs citizens.

As temperatures climb a person should know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Two of the most serious medical conditions are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heatstroke is the most severe heat-related illness and, without emergency treatment, it can lead to death. It results when your body temperature rises to 104 degrees or higher.

If a person suspects heat exhaustion, move to a cool area, loosen or even remove your clothing and drink water.

Emergency Management ask everyone to check on relatives, neighbors and don’t leave children or pets in your cars.