Excessive Heat Watch in Effect July 18-20




Excessive Heat Watch in Effect


Owners and Management Agents:


According 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 10:00 PM.


Prolonged exposure 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.


For more information, please view NWS Wilmington's Severe Weather Brief, which includes the Heat Index Forecast for July 18-20.


For the most accurate and up to date information, contact the Ohio EMA Watch Office:


Ohio EMA Watch Office

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

2855 W. Dublin-Granville Road

Columbus, Ohio 43235

24/7 Phone: 614-799-6500