... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 9 PM CDT this
* heat index values... near 110 expected.
* Timing... this afternoon and early evening.
* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which
heat illnesses are possible. In addition, temperatures can
turn deadly in vehicles left unattended with no air
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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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 4:05 AM CDT Aug. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service