Sunday, July 17, 2011

Excessive Heat Warning

... EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THURSDAY...
* DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON... CONTINUING THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S AND HIGH HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES IN THE 100 TO 115 RANGE. LOOK FOR OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES ONLY IN THE MID 70S.

* THIS PROLONGED HEAT WILL HAVE A LIFE-THREATENING IMPACT. THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AND THE ELDERLY ARE AT GREATEST RISK. MAKE SURE OUTDOOR PETS HAVE PLENTY OF WATER AND SHADE.

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... DIAL 9 1 1.

Weather.com...http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/54614:4?phenomena=EH&significance=W&areaid=WIZ041&office=KARX&etn=0002

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