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City of Kansas City Emergency Operations Center
Tuesday July 16th, 2019 :: 02:51 p.m. CDT

Alert

Excessive Heat Warning until 08:00PM Saturday

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM Wednesday to 8 PM CDT Saturday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures will be in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees with night time lows in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees. Heat index values will reach 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses will be likely for those spending prolonged time outside or time indoors in non-air conditioned locations. The prolonged heat could be especially dangerous for those most susceptible including young children and the elderly.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CLINTON ... SCHUYLER ... JACKSON ... LEAVENWORTH ... DAVIESS ... HARRISON ... SULLIVAN ... ANDREW ... PLATTE ... WORTH ... JOHNSON ... CHARITON ... RAY ... PUTNAM ... NODAWAY ... HENRY ... JOHNSON ... DONIPHAN ... COOPER ... LIVINGSTON ... BUCHANAN ... SALINE ... DE KALB ... GRUNDY ... MACON ... CASS ... LAFAYETTE ... GENTRY ... RANDOLPH ... HOLT ... CLAY ... MIAMI ... HOWARD ... BATES ... ADAIR ... LINN ... PETTIS ... ATCHISON ... MERCER ... WYANDOTTE ... LINN ... CARROLL ... ATCHISON ... CALDWELL

Instructions:

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 and high humidity will combine to 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.

Address/Location
City of Kansas City Emergency Operations Center
414 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 816-513-1313

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant 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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