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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:08 AM MDT Jun. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 9 PM PDT /9 PM
MST/ this evening...

* temperature... the prolonged period of excessive heat will
finally begin to wane today and come to an end for Tuesday.
Temperatures today will fall to 107-111 for the Las Vegas Valley
and other Lower Desert areas, 118-122 for Death Valley and
110-117 along the Colorado River valley.

* Impacts... even though temperatures will lower somewhat today, heat
illnesses will still be likely; especially for the elderly,
children, homeless, those unaccustomed to the heat, and those
that do not take proper precautions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room... stay
out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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.

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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