Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/23 2016 09:54AM

Updated 07/23 2016 10:04AM

Issued at: 07/23/2016 9:51:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/23/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Lee ILZ008-010-019-021-023-032-033-039-232300- /O.CON.KLOT.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160724T0000Z/ OGLE-LEE-LA SALLE-GRUNDY-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OREGON...DIXON...OTTAWA...MORRIS... KANKAKEE...PONTIAC...WATSEKA...PAXTON 951 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. * MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 TO 112 DEGREES. * IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES AND MOISTURE THIS HIGH COULD LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE. THE ELDERLY... SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE. PLAN AHEAD. HAVE A COOL PLACE TO SHELTER FROM THE HEAT. AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DURING THE AFTERNOON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1. 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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