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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
305 AM MST Tue May 23 2017

AZZ532-536-CAZ566-567-232300-
/O.NEW.KPSR.EH.W.0001.170523T1700Z-170524T0300Z/
Yuma-Gila River Valley-Imperial County West-Imperial Valley-
Including the cities of Yuma, Fortuna Foothills, Ligurta,
Coolidge Springs, Salton City, Winona, Coyote Wells, Ocotillo,
Plaster City, El Centro, Calexico, Alamorio, and Brawley
305 AM MST Tue May 23 2017 /305 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017/

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM PDT/
THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued an Excessive
Heat Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM MST /10 AM PDT/ this
morning to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...The Imperial Valley in southeast California and
  the Lower Gila River and Yuma area in far southwest Arizona.

* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures of 107 to 109F.

* IMPACTS...An increase in 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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Drink more water
than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar, and caffeine. When outdoors,
wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your
head and body cooler. Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air
conditioned environments. Public places with air conditioning
include libraries, community centers, government buildings,
malls, and special refuge stations.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness. Early symptoms
include things such as headache, thirst, and muscle cramps.
Serious symptoms include weakness, skin that is cool to the
touch, fast but weak pulse, nausea, and fainting. Severe symptoms
include hot and red dry skin, fast and strong
Pulse, sweating that has stopped, and unconsciousness. Untreated
heat illness can lead to fatal heat stroke.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay informed.

&&

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