NWS Issues Excessive Heat Warning for the Concho Valley
SAN ANGELO, TX -- The National Weather Service office in San Angelo has issued an excessive heat warning for the Concho Valley.
According to the NWS, temperatures between 105 and 109 degrees are expected this afternoon and early evening. Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken.
Residents are urged to 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 9 1 1.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures, possibly in combination with high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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