Heat Advisory In Affect

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Heat
Advisory...which is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday.

* TEMPERATURES...Record high temperatures of 80 to 90 are expected
  Wednesday. The hottest temperatures are expected away from the
  beaches. Temperatures will cool into the 70s Thursday.

* TIMING...Wednesday will be the hottest day. Cooler temperatures
  are expected to arrive by Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...The elderly, people without access to air conditioning
  and anyone engaged in prolonged outdoor activities will be be
  particularly vulnerable during this heat episode. Local power
  demand is expected to be at high levels.


A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
related illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in
an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up
on relatives and neighbors.

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances, even for short periods of time.
This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car
interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.