Precautionary heat advisory issued for parts of South Florida

(WSVN) - Officials have issued a precautionary heat advisory for parts of South Florida, Thursday.

The advisory has been issued from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Affected areas include parts of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Increased levels of heat can lead to dehydration and heat exhaustion, so officials recommend that residents stay hydrated and avoid being outside as much as possible.

It is also recommended that residents wear light and loose fitting clothing and check on relatives and neighbors, if possible.

Officials also want to remind residents not to leave children and pets alone in cars for any period of time.

For those who work outside or have nowhere else to go, staying hydrated is a must.

“Find shade wherever you can and stay hydrated,” said one man. “You see that big bottle of water over there? I gotta have it.”

For more information on how to stay cool during the heat advisory, click here.

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