Alabama has been feeling the humidity and heat as we enter the height of summer. To keep you safe, read on for tips on how to stay cool.
Alabama Heat Advisory
A heat advisory for Central Alabama has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for Birmingham and surrounding areas. According to NWS, the heat max advisory is 105 degrees. This explains the gallons of sweat that we have been experiencing.
The National Weather Service for Hunstville and Mobile also issued a heat advisory that may top over 111 degrees.
Due to these advisories, they have urged Alabamians to take precautions when spending time outdoors. We encourage you to stay safe by checking out these tips.
Local cooling stations
Earlier this week, we published a list of cooling stations in Birmingham. Here’s where you can find each station:
- Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard
- Firehouse Shelter, 626 2nd Ave N
- The Salvation Army, 2410 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard
Birmingham summer camps are making sure to keep their participants safe during the heat advisory.
The city of Huntsville is directing individuals in need of a cool place to take shelter at these locations:
- Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St SW
- Indoor shopping venues
- The Downtown Rescue Mission, 1400 Evangel Dr NW
They even mentioned a public splash pad located in Brahan Spring Park as a fun way to cool off in the midst of the thick southern heat.
The city of Mobile directs residents in need of cooling stations to:
Tips for combatting the heat advisory–even your pets too
This graphic was published in a Bham Now story earlier this week from the National Weather Service of Birmingham on how to differentiate between heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Also, make sure to keep your pets indoors during Alabama’s heat advisory. NWS advises keeping your pets at home, so they won’t be at risk for heatstroke.
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