Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

17 Juin, 2017, 04:50 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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Heat indices are expected to reach the triple digits Friday and Saturday despite isolated thunderstorm predictions and an incoming cold front.

The National Weather Service is urging people in the Sacramento Valley to beat the heat.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that is in effect until Thursday and temperatures are expected to be almost 120 degrees. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected.

"Take proper heat precautions if you are planning outdoor activities", meteorologists state. The highest temperatures are expected Saturday, but ABC 7 predicts that Sunday (aka Father's Day) "will be particularly hot".

Heat advisories and warnings, in addition to raising public awareness, alert hospitals and officials to prepare and respond to an increase in emergency calls, and activate programs to check on elderly and the home-bound, according to the weather service. "Err on the side of caution if you're going to be outside these coming days".

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Symptoms of heat-related illness may include confusion, heavy sweating, weakness, headache, muscle cramps, rapid heartbeat, nausea or increased body temperature.

To prevent overheating, use cool compresses, misting, showers and baths. Keep pets in air conditioned areas.

· - Never leave infants, children, elderly or pets in a parked vehicle.

· - Drink plenty of water or juice, even if you are not thirsty.

· - Avoid outdoor physical exertion during the hottest parts of the day.

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