Heat Wave Warning

1 decade 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, August 06 2007 Aug 6, 2007 Monday, August 06, 2007 11:01:05 PM CDT August 06, 2007 in News
The KOMU WeatherPlus team is forecasting high temperatures this week in the upper 90's and the high levels of heat and humidity prompted the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning through Friday. The heat warning means it will feel like at least 105 degrees for three or more hours each day through Friday. According to the National Weather Service, the longer the heat wave, the more dangerous it becomes to those who are prone to extreme temperatures including the elderly and young children.
 
The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency offered the following tips to stay safe in the heat:
 
- Increase your fluid intake; drink more liquids than your thirst indicates.
 
- Drink nonalcoholic and caffeine-free liquids, such as water and juices.
 
- Wear lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothing
 
- When unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually, rest frequently in shady area in the evening.
 
- Spend time in an air-conditioned place; if not at home, them spend time in such public places as libraries, supermarkets, shopping malls, and movie theaters.
 
- Do not rely on fans as your primary cooling device during a heat wave.
 
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully, preferably before noon or in the evening.
 
- When working in the heat, monitor the condition of your co-workers and have someone do the same for you.
 
- Monitor those at high risk, such as the elderly, infants, and children up to 4 years of age, someone who is overweight, or someone on medication.
 
- Do not leave infants, children, or pets unattended in a parked car or other hot environments.
 
- Keep pets in mind
 
The following cooling centers or locations with air conditioning are open in central Missouri...
 
Stay with KOMU and the KOMU WeatherPlus team for the latest information and forecasts.

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