Heat Advisory Extended Into Wednesday

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With extreme, potentially deadly heat persisting, a Heat Advisory has been extended into Wednesday.

Temperatures are expected to climb at or above 100 degrees again Wednesday with heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees as well.

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For the kids at school, be aware that as you leave school in the afternoon, it's going to be hot! Don't overdo it if you're playing outside during recess or after school.

Later this week, we will get a pattern change that will move the hot ridge of high pressure back to the west and allow for temperatures to come down a few degrees.

We've dealt with heat at this level for the last couple weeks, so you know the drill! Make sure your level of activity and exertion goes down as the temperature goes up. Stay hydrated, take lots of breaks, get in the shade or air conditioning as often as you can, and make sure your pets have fresh, cool water to drink too.

Heat exhaustiion or heat stroke may occur if you are outside for extended periods of time.

Precautionary Actions

Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels.

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 911.

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At Home?
  • Head indoors immediately
  • If time allows, close all drapes, blinds or shades to prevent broken glass from entering your home.
  • Stay away from windows and skylights (any exterior glass) and head to a safe location inside your home, ideally only with interior walls.
Outdoors?
  • Cover your head and seek shelter indoors immediately.
  • If you are trapped outside, get to a low-lying area and try to protect your head. Use clothing if it's all you have.
Driving?
  • Stay inside your vehicle.
  • Slow down or pull over and stop at a safe location. DO NOT stop under a highway overpass. You may be protecting your vehicle, but you could be forcing other people to stop behind you.
  • Turn your back to windows or cover yourself with a blanket, coat or spare clothing to protect yourself from breaking glass.
  • If you have a sunroof, try to find something to protect your head.

 


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