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Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:03 AM EDT op 22 augustus 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening...

* locations...portions of central Georgia south of a line from Columbus to Macon and Warrenton.

* Heat index values...105 to 107.

* Impacts...heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of dangerous heat is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of direct sunshine. Remember...the elderly...very Young...and people with heart conditions are most at risk in extreme heat. Friends...relatives... and neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.

When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or the evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce your risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 911.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:15 am EDT on August 22, 2014

...Public information statement...

To: subscribers: -family of services -NOAA weather wire service -emergency managers weather information network -other NWS partners...users and employees

From: National Weather Service weather forecast office 4 Falcon drive Peachtree City Georgia

Subject: upgraded river forecast services at Columbus Georgia

Effective on Wednesday...September 24 2014...the NWS will be upgrading hydrologic services by lowering flood stage levels on the Chattahoochee River at Columbus Georgia.

This location is a flood only forecast point which means forecasts and warnings are issued when the river level is expected to rise near or above flood stage. The upgraded hydrologic services were a direct result of field surveys showing the impacts of flooding along portions of the riverwalks on both sides of the river.

The following critical threshold levels will be changed to:

Chattahoochee River at Columbus /cbug1/

Bankfull/action stage 25 feet flood stage/minor flood 27 feet moderate flood stage 42 feet major flood stage 47 feet

Users can access this river gauge and other hydrologic information by going through the ahps web Portal /use lower case/:


If you have any questions or comments...please contact:

Kent Frantz WFO Peachtree City Georgia senior service hydrologist 770.486.1133 ext 228 Kent.Frantz@noaa.Gov

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