Warnings

excessive heat
Yuma, AZ

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Yuma-Gila River Valley-Imperial County West-Imperial Valley-
Including the cities of Yuma, Fortuna Foothills, Ligurta,
Coolidge Springs, Salton City, Winona, Coyote Wells, Ocotillo,
Plaster City, El Centro, Calexico, Alamorio, and Brawley
151 PM MST Tue May 23 2017 /151 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017/

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ THIS EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...The Imperial Valley in southeast California
and the Lower Gila River and Yuma area in far southwest
Arizona.

* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures of 107 to 109F.

* IMPACTS...An increase in heat related illness will be likely
for those doing strenuous activity outdoors...or those with
health conditions that do not have adequate access to air
conditioning. If untreated...some illness events could be
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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