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National Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Bladen County for Sunday

The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory for a second day in Bladen County which will be in place from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Heat index values for Saturday are forecast to reach 109 degrees. The actual temperature is forecast to reach 95 degrees with  high humidity.  According to the National Weather Service office, high heat and humidity can increase the risk for heat-related illnesses and heat stress. High heat indices are forecast to return again by late morning Sunday and persist through the afternoon.

Do not leave children or pets unattended in hot cars. If you engaging in outdoors activities, take frequent breaks; drink plenty of water; wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Check on the elderly as they are most susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

Make sure pets have access to plenty of fresh drinking water and access to plenty of shade or an air conditioned building.



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