The Town of Smyrna has cancelled the Smyrna Farmers Market scheduled for tomorrow, July 20 due to the excessive heat advisory in effect.
The Town of Smyrna released a statement Friday regarding the closing of the market.
The release said according to the National Weather Service, Smyrna and surrounding communities will continue to experience excessive heat and humidity today and throughout Saturday. The heat index will make temperatures feel anywhere between 100 and 105 degrees. Saturday morning and afternoon temperatures will continue along that same pattern until thunderstorms arrive in the early evening. The storms on Saturday could be severe, featuring gusty winds and hail, along with frequent lightning and very heavy rain.
Due to the continued oppressive heat and pending storms, the Smyrna Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, July 20. The market plans to reopen next Saturday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting.
Smyrna town officials urge all residents to take extra care and precautions during periods of prolonged heat and humidity. If you are going to be outside, limit the time you are in direct sunlight and reduce activities that are tiring or take a lot of energy. Take extra precaution if you work outdoors and familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Do not leave infants, children, persons with mobility challenges, or pets in a parked car, even with the windows rolled down. Also, check in with your elderly friends, neighbors, and relatives to make sure they are staying cool and comfortable.