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Excessive Heat Warning issued July 3 at 12:56 pm MST until July 9 at 8:00 pm MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 3 at 12:56 pm MST until July 9 at 8:00 pm MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 3 at 12:56 pm MST until July 9 at 8:00 pm MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

* WHAT… Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures of 107 to 120 degrees.
119 degrees expected. Significant heat hazard. Overexposure may cause heat cramps.
and heat exhaustion can develop and, without intervention, can lead
to heat stroke.

* WHERE…Southeast Imperial County, Salton Sea and Chuckwalla
Mountains.

* WHEN…10am Thursday through 8pm PT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Heat-related illnesses increase significantly during
Extreme heat events.
An excessive heat warning means that a period of very hot weather is coming.
Extreme temperatures will occur, even by local standards. Measures must be taken.
Measures are being taken to reduce the impact of extreme heat.

Stay indoors and look for air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more
than usual and avoid dehydration with alcoholic, sugary or caffeinated beverages.
Drinks. Dress appropriately for the heat: light-colored, lightweight clothing.
Eat small portions and eat more frequently. Monitor people at higher risk of being overweight.
vulnerability to heat, including young children. Monitor the family,
friends and neighbors, especially older ones. If you get involved in
outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid
The hottest hours of the day. Never leave children or pets unsupervised.
cars.

There are public shelters in some areas for cooling off. Check with the county.
officials for more details.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses.
Symptoms include thirst and muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion may include:
cold, clammy, pale skin; headache; dizziness; weakness or exhaustion;
Nausea. The most serious illness is heat stroke, which may include:
Vomiting; confusion; throbbing headache; decreased or loss of alertness
of consciousness; high body temperature (above 105°F); hot and dry skin;
rapid and weak pulse; rapid and shallow breathing; convulsions.

Heat stroke can be DEADLY. Treat it as an emergency and call 911.

Please continue to monitor NWS forecasts, broadcast media, and local news.
Government for updates.