Update 8/6/22: Excessive Heat Warning & Heat Advisory for today and tonight

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August 6th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING remains in effect from Noon until 9-p.m. today (Saturday), for Harrison, Pottawattamie and Mills Counties in western Iowa. And, a HEAT ADVISORY remains in effect for all but the northern two-tiers of counties in Iowa.

Expect heat index values (what it feels like), of up to 110 degrees in the WARNED counties, and from 105-to 110-degrees in the ADVISORY counties.

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.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.