and Management Agents:
to a Steady State Advisory from the Ohio Emergency Management
Agency (Ohio EMA), an excessive heat watch is in effect for most
of Ohio from now through the evening of July 20. Today,
Wednesday, July 18, max heat indices are forecast to reach 100 to
104 degrees for the western half of the state. A Heat Advisory
will go into effect at 2:00 PM and is scheduled to last through
to heat can result in heat-related illnesses, including heat
cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Excessive heat can also
magnify the impacts of other emergency situations, specifically
loss of electricity and increased stress on first responders.
Please consider communicating with your residents to ensure that
they are taking the requisite precautions and/or checking on
residents who may be at particular risk during extended periods
of extreme heat.
information, please view NWS Wilmington's Severe Weather Brief, which includes the Heat Index
Forecast for July 18-20.
most accurate and up to date information, contact the Ohio EMA
Emergency Management Agency