South Florida Deals With Another Day of Extreme Heat - NBC 6 South Florida

South Florida Deals With Another Day of Extreme Heat

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    NBC 6's Keith Jones reports.

    (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)

    South Florida was under another heat advisory Wednesday as above-average temperatures continue.

    The heat advisory was in effect from 11 a.m. until 3:41 p.m. for Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties, as the heat index will reach between 105 and 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

    The actual temperatures will reach the lower to mid 90s.

    NWS officials are advising residents to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, try to limit outdoor activities and try to stay out of the sun.

    "We want to remind the public to stay indoors if possible, if you must be outside, try to limit your strenuous activity to the early mornings and the evenings," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Kirsten Miller said. "We want to remind everybody to stay hydrated, drink plenty of water, wear loose-fitting clothes if possible."

    It's also important to protect your kids and pets from the heat.

    "Most importantly, do not leave your children in the car, even if the car is running for a short period of time the car can become hot very rapidly," Miller said.

    Ken French, who owns a construction company that specializes in laying blacktop, said his crews may have the hottest job in South Florida.

    "Every day is a heat advisory. The asphalt coming out of the truck is 300 degrees. The guy running the machine gets it from every side. There's no escaping the heat," he said.

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