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Excessive Heat Warning

Statement as of 2:19 PM MDT on August 03, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 05, 2015


... Excessive heat warning in effect from 11 am MST /11 am PDT/ to
8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Tuesday...
... Excessive heat warning in effect from 11 am MST /11 am PDT/ to
8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued an excessive
heat warning... which is in effect from 11 am MST /11 am PDT/ to
8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Tuesday. An excessive heat warning has also
been issued from 11 am MST /11 am PDT/ to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/
Wednesday.

* Affected area... the lower deserts extending from southeast
California to south central Arizona... including the population
centers of Imperial... Yuma... Blythe... Gila Bend... Phoenix... and
Casa Grande.

* Temperature... 112 to 115 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday... with the
hottest temperatures in southeast California and the Colorado
River valley.

* Impacts... people playing or working outdoors... as well as those
without access to air conditioning... will face an elevated risk of
heat related illness. Depending upon the amount of exposure and the
health of an individual... heat illness can range from mild to
fatal.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Drink more water
than usual and avoid alcohol... sugar... and caffeine. When
outdoors... wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to
keep your head and body cooler. Take frequent rest breaks in
shaded or air conditioned environments. Public places with air
conditioning include libraries... community centers... government
buildings... malls... and special Refuge stations.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness. Early symptoms
include things such as headache... thirst... and muscle cramps.
Serious symptoms include weakness... skin that is cool to the
touch... fast but weak pulse... nausea... and fainting. Severe
symptoms include hot and red dry skin... fast and strong
pulse... sweating that has stopped... and unconsciousness.
Untreated heat illness can lead to fatal heat stroke.

Stay cool... stay hydrated... stay informed.






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