Dawson County is under a heat advisory from noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday June 14, according to information released by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Tuesday morning.
According to the release, Dawson and its surrounding counties can expect heat index values of up to 105, with hot temperatures and high humidity. The possibility of afternoon thunderstorms in some North Georgia areas could temper the heat and provide temporary relief, the release said, but confidence is low on placement and timing for the possible storms.
The release urged residents of the counties under the heat advisory to take every caution possible to stay cool, hydrated and safe during the heat.
“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors,” the release said. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.”
Those who work or spend time outside should take extra precautions, the release added, including rescheduling strenuous activities to early morning or evening if possible, knowing the signs and symptoms or heat exhaustion or heat stroke and wearing lightweight or loose fitting clothing if possible. Those who work outdoors in the heat should schedule frequent rest breaks in the shade or air conditioning, and anyone suffering from heat stroke should call 911.
For more information or to view all current active weather advisories, go to https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=FFC&wwa=heat%20advisory.