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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 8:38 PM Jul. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
SATURDAY...

* Heat Index Values...Up to 110 with temperatures in the upper 90s
to 105 degrees...and dewpoints in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

* TIMING...Beginning this afternoon and continuing through
Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses due to the prolonged period
of heat and humidity. The most susceptible are the elderly,
very young and animals. Now is the time to prepare.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.  Heat stroke
is an emergency...CALL 9 1 1.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of heat
and humidity will create a dangerous situation where heat
illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air
conditioned room. Stay out of the sun and check up on relatives
and neighbors. Temperatures within vehicles can become lethal in
a few minutes. Never leave children or pets in vehicles. Remember
to beat the heat, check the backseat.

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