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Forecasters warning of potential for heat-related illnesses

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are offering Georgians tips to stay safe as high temperatures in the region could lead to heat-related illnesses.

The National Weather Service says heat index values are expected to be more than 100 degrees Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Officials say people should avoid spending excessive time outdoors and should drink plenty of water, wear light clothing and stay out of direct sunlight if possible.

Forecasters say Georgians should also check on elderly relatives and never leave children or pets in hot vehicles.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also reminding outdoor workers to rest in shady or air conditioned areas to avoid heat stroke.

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