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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Wednesday July 20

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended an excessive heat warning for portions of North Central Texas, including Dallas County, that will remain in effect through 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. In addition, North Central Texas is under an elevated brush fire threat due to the hot and dry conditions. The NWS has issued a low chance for isolated thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon.

Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures between 105 and 110 degrees and heat index values up to 110 are forecast. Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

STAY PREPARED

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Check on relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
  • Take extra precautions when working or spending time outside:
    • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
    • To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational  Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
       rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. 
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 
    • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
  • Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.
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