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The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has issued a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Friday. Temperature highs are expected to reach the mid to upper 90's across the area with heat index topping out in the 100 to 105 degree range.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Stay out of the sun as much as possible, take frequent breaks if you must be outside, drink plenty of water, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
To stay updated on weather alerts, sign up for a free text messaging service through the EMA. Text NIXLEMCPD to 888777 or sign up at www.nixle.com.
Citizens can specify the level of importance of the messages they want to receive from the Nixle.com system. These messages can range from important alerts to general community information.
Some examples of messages that may be sent are evacuation notices, missing persons, water boil notices, traffic hazzards, neighborhood watch information, hazardous weather information, or general safety notices.