Hillsborough County Residents Urged to Exercise Caution During Heat Advisory

Second consecutive heat advisory issued, more likely in days ahead until heat subsides

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2023) - Hillsborough County is under a heat advisory today. The National Weather Service issued the advisory effective today, Aug. 10 until 7 p.m. Residents are encouraged to stay indoors, stay hydrated, and check on vulnerable neighbors and loved ones.

The heat advisory means that dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected with a heat index up to 111 degrees in Hillsborough County.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Without taking precautions, heat-related illnesses or even death are possible.

Residents who work or spend time outside during the hottest part of the day are encouraged to take precautions. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the evening or early the next morning. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

To reduce risks during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone suffering from a heat-related illness should be moved to a cool, shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

People without access to adequate air conditioning can take refuge in public places, including libraries or shopping malls. Residents also can refill water bottles in County parks, libraries, or government buildings across the county.

Hillsborough County Homeless and Community Services is working with private-sector organizations to assist the vulnerable homeless population.

Heat-related illnesses and deaths are largely preventable with proper planning, education, and action. Visit for information about how excessive heat affects your health and ways to reduce the impacts of extreme heat.

Get Connected. Stay Alert.

For more information on any other potential emergency in the county, visit and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, X, formerly known as Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates. Residents without digital access are encouraged to call (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line.


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