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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
303 AM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

ILZ058>060-064-065-069-070-074-079-098>102-MOZ052-061-063>065-
272200-
/O.CON.KLSX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140828T0100Z/
BOND IL-CALHOUN IL-CLINTON IL-FAYETTE IL-GREENE IL-JEFFERSON MO-
JERSEY IL-LINCOLN MO-MACOUPIN IL-MADISON IL-MARION IL-MONROE IL-
MONTGOMERY IL-RANDOLPH IL-ST. CHARLES MO-ST. CLAIR IL-
ST. LOUIS CITY MO-ST. LOUIS MO-WASHINGTON IL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLEVILLE...CHESTER...EDWARDSVILLE...
LITCHFIELD...SALEM...ST CHARLES...ST LOUIS...VANDALIA
303 AM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...100 TO 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
  HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED STRESS
  AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG...THE ELDERLY...THOSE WITHOUT AIR
  CONDITIONING...AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR
  ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE. ALSO...CAR INTERIORS
  WILL REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. BEAT
  THE HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT! NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS
  UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE...NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE 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 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

PEOPLE IN THE ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA CAN GET INFORMATION
ABOUT COOLING CENTERS OR ENERGY ASSISTANCE RELATED TO THE
EXCESSIVE HEAT BY CALLING THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS AT
800-427-4626...OR IF CALLING FROM A LAND LINE PHONE DIAL 2-1-1.
YOU CAN ALSO CALL COOL DOWN ST. LOUIS AT 314-241-7668.

&&

$$

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