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Excessive Heat Warning!

June 17, 2016

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FROM
12PM SUNDAY UNTIL 8PM WEDNESDAY

Please be patient with our crews during this time. To avoid prolonged heat exposure, they will be arriving early in the morning and may have slow production output.

Tips you can use from the National Weather Service:

  • Impacts: heat related illness will be likely for those doing strenuous activity outdoors, or those with health conditions that do not have adequate access to air conditioning. If untreated, some illness events could be fatal.
  • Temperatures: 106 to 120 degrees on Sunday and Monday and 102 to 116 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday. The hottest temperatures will be across the deserts west of Tucson. Temperatures will reach dangerous levels during the mid-morning hours, and remain dangerous through the early evening hours.
  • For a detailed view of the hazard area visit www.weather.gov/tucson and click on the detailed hazards tab. An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of extremely hot temperatures is expected. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning. 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.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and CDC recommend these additional steps to reduce risk during outdoor work:

  • Schedule 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

Use Common Sense

  • Avoid hot foods and heavy meals-they add heat to your body.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and replace salts and minerals in your body.
  • Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.
  • Limit sun exposure during mid-day hours and in places of potential severe exposure such as beaches.
  • Do not leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car.
  • Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.

Drink Plenty of Fluids

Increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink two to four glasses (16-32 ounces) of cool fluids each hour.

Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask how much you should drink while the weather is hot.

Don't drink liquids that contain alcohol, or large amounts of sugar-these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.

Replace Salt and Minerals

Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body. These are necessary for your body and must be replaced. If you must exercise, drink two to four glasses of cool, non-alcoholic fluids each hour. A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. However, if you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports beverage or taking salt tablets.

For more details please visit: http://cchealth.org/heat/prevention.php

Excessive Heat Warning!

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