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Rockwall County OEM
Wednesday July 18th, 2018 :: 03:16 a.m. CDT


Excessive Heat Watch until 07:00PM Friday

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.

* TEMPERATURES...High temperatures ranging from 103 to 107 are possible each afternoon.

* Impacts...Very hot temperatures will increase the risk of heat related illnesses.



Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle...even for a short temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels. 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 911. An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot and humid weather is anticipated. Afternoon heat indices in excess of 110 degrees or temperatures in excess of 105 degrees are forecast for at least two consecutive days. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Rockwall County OEM
972 T L Townsend Dr
Rockwall, TX 75087

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Excessive Heat Watch

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