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(KTVI)- A Heat Advisory has been issued for the St. Louis Metropolitan area Thursday. The advisory will go into effect at 1 p.m.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 90s with heat indexes up to 105 degrees.

How to beat the heat

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or 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.
  • If working outside, take 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 9-1-1 immediately.
  • People in the St. Louis metropolitan area can get information about cooling centers or energy assistance related to the excessive heat by calling the United Way of Greater St. Louis at 800-427-4626, or if calling from a land line phone Dial 2-1-1. You can also call Cool Down St. Louis at 314-241-7668.