Atlanta, GA -- The heat across the country has reached dangerous levels. People are advised to check with senior citizens and pets to make sure they have enough water and the ability to keep cool. The following is a letter from the Georgia Department of Public Health urging Georgians to use caution.
As the heat index is expected to reach over 105 degrees today, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is warning all Georgians to exercise caution in the extreme heat. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory that will remain in effect today from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday for much of Central and portions of North Georgia.
“Everyone should take proper precautions to stay safe in this extreme heat by staying hydrated and wearing protective clothing,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., DPH Commissioner.