...DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES SATURDAY...
.THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL
PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT
* LOCATIONS...COUNTIES ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 77 IN THE
NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT AND EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE,
INCLUDING GASTON COUNTY.
* TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING
OUTDOOR EXERTION OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 105 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID
90S, AND DEW POINT TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 70S.
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
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK IN ON RELATIVES AND
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.
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.
There was dancing, food, music and fun at Williams Place Gracious Retirement Living, 825 Peninsula Dr., Davidson on April 25 as the seniors were treated to their own special prom.
Students from Hough High School in Cornelius, along with members of the Davidson Fire Department, joined the approximately 80 residents, and “all kept the dance floor busy,” said Debbie Green, activity coordinator at Williams Place.