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Posted on: August 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Warning Map

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning.

A long duration heat wave will impact the region through at least Wednesday, and possibly beyond, with daytime highs in the upper 90s to low 100s. The hottest locations may approach 105 degrees.

To avoid power outages, we can do our part now to save energy:
Pre-cool your home overnight and in the early morning at 72° and, from 3"00 P.M.-10.00 P.M. set your A/C at 78° or higher and avoid using major appliances.

Temperatures will increase once again  early next week with a second peak in the heat anticipated to  arrive Tuesday into Wednesday. These prolonged hot  temperatures will lead to an increased risk of heat related  impacts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • stay in an air-conditioned room
  • stay out of the sun
  • check up on relatives and neighbors
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances
  • Watch for hot pavements when walking dogs


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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

For more information go to https://www.weather.gov/mtr// 

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