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Extra Caution Needed During Extreme Heat

The National Weather Service is reminding the public each afternoon through Saturday that air temperatures will range from the middle 90s to around 100 degrees and heat index values will range from 102 to 107 degrees.

With the prolonged period of heat expected…the risk for heat related illnesses will increase each day during the peak afternoon hours. 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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