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Excessive Heat Warning

Statement as of 2:48 AM PDT on July 23, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014


... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am MST /10 am
PDT/ this morning to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Thursday...

An excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am MST /10 am
PDT/ this morning to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Thursday.

* Affected area... the greater Phoenix metropolitan area... the
southwest and west-central deserts in Arizona including
Parker... Yuma... Tacna... Gila Bend and Coolidge. The lower
deserts in southeast California including the Imperial
Valley... and the cities of el centro and Blythe.

* Temperature... afternoon temperatures Wednesday and Thursday
will range from 112 to 118 degrees across the lower deserts.
Overnight lows will be very warm... in the upper 80s to low 90s
at the warmest urban sites.

* Impacts... exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat related
illness... including death... more easily than an average Summer
day. Those working or playing outdoors... and those without air
conditioning are most vulnerable. Even healthy individuals are
at risk in these conditions.

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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