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Adams County Sheriff's Office
Friday July 19th, 2019 :: 03:48 a.m. CDT

Alert

Excessive Heat Warning until 07:00PM

...Dangerous Heat Expected through Saturday... .Plan on dangerous heat today into Saturday. Today looks to be the hottest day, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 100 to 110. High heat will still be across northeast Iowa and far southwest Wisconsin Saturday. Exposure to heat for multiple days is very dangerous, especially for the elderly, children, and pets. Be sure to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts, especially if you have outdoor plans. The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURE...Late afternoon temperatures today of 90 to 95 are expected, with heat indices of 100 to 110.

* Impacts...Heat-related illnesses may occur with prolonged exposure to the heat. The elderly, children, and pets are especially at risk for heat illnesses.

* AFFECTED AREAS: LA CROSSE ... HOUSTON ... DODGE ... HOWARD ... FILLMORE ... MITCHELL ... WINONA ... RICHLAND ... TREMPEALEAU ... OLMSTED ... ADAMS ... WINNESHIEK ... JACKSON ... MOWER ... BUFFALO ... JUNEAU ... VERNON ... MONROE ... WABASHA

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
Adams County Sheriff's Office
301 Adams St
Friendship, WI 53934

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-339-3304

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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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