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City of Salem IL. Department of Emergency Management
Thursday June 28th, 2018 :: 03:55 p.m. CDT

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Excessive Heat Warning until 10:00PM Saturday

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 10 PM CDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Friday to 10 PM CDT Saturday. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Heat index values of 105-110 and higher are likely during the afternoon and early evening hours through Saturday.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 114 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* IMPACTS...The likely combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BOND ... FAYETTE ... MARION ... MONTGOMERY

Instructions:

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. In addition, nighttime conditions will remain warm and muggy providing little chance for relief. This combination will create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are likely, especially for those living in un-air conditioned homes or apartments. People in the Warning area are advised to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Use air conditioning in your house or apartment if it is working correctly. If you do not have air conditioning, keep your house or apartment well ventilated with fans, and try to spend some time in an air conditioned environment to give your body a break from the heat. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the 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 immediately. Where`s baby? Look before you lock! 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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Address/Location
City of Salem IL. Department of Emergency Management
201 S Rotan St
Salem, IL 62881

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Excessive Heat Warning

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