Jun 14, 2016

Heat index stays in triple digits

Wilson County, TN
Jennifer Horton
The Wilson Post
Photo: CNN
Photo: CNN

There doesn’t appear to be any way around it, but we’re going to remain hotter than normal for the next six to 14 days. And during these very hot days, it is important to remember that if you be outside, be extra careful so you don’t suffer from heat stress, heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. The high heat has contributed to stagnant air and for the second day in a row, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued a Code Orange Health Advisory for the area, including Wilson County, which is in effect until midnight, Wednesday. What the advisory means is that ground level ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.The general public is not likely to be affected, but active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Most people seem to be taking precautions to deal with the heat as physicians in the emergency room at University Medical Center have only seen a couple of patients with heat-related symptoms