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Forecasters issue heat advisory for 14 counties

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The National Weather Service says a heat advisory is in effect for much of west central and central Mississippi through this evening.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in a statement yesterday said heat indexes in many parts of the state are forecast to be 105 to 108 degrees.

Under the advisory are: Bolivar, Claiborne, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Madison, Rankin, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington and Yazoo counties.

MEMA director Robert Latham says resident should check on their neighbors who might be vulnerable to high temperatures.

Latham also says residents should protect themselves from the heat by staying indoors as much as possible, drink plenty of water, limit intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day.

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