The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning that runs through Thursday, August 15, 2019 for Maricopa and Pinal Counties.
Daytime highs are expected to be in the 104-118 degrees Fahrenheit range.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of very hot temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Actions should be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat. Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat – lightweight and light- colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small children. Check in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Public cooling shelters are available in some areas. Consult county officials for more details. Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Early signs include thirst and muscle cramps.
Heat exhaustion may include: cool, moist, pale skin; headache; dizziness; weakness or exhaustion; nausea. The most serious illness is heat stroke, which may include: vomiting; confusion; throbbing headache; decreased alertness or loss of consciousness; high body temperature (above 105F); hot, dry skin; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; seizures. Heat stroke can be DEADLY. Treat as an emergency and call 9 1 1. Continue to monitor NWS forecasts, broadcast outlets, and local government for updates.
Heat Warning Summary:
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THURSDAY… *
Portions of south central Arizona. * IMPACTS…Increase in heat related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat stroke can lead to death.
The closest heat refuges station is the Maricopa County Queen Creek Branch Library located at:
21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek 85142. Mo-Th 9am-8pm, Fr-Sa 9am-5pm
What is a Heat Refuge Location?
A Heat Refuge location is a designated area that offers cooled indoor locations that provide refuge from the heat during the day. Drinking fountains or bottled water is available.
The closest hydration station is in San Tan Valley located at:
Compassion Care Center & Redeemed Threads. 5418 E. Skyline Dr., Tu, Th: 9am-5pm, W, F, Sat: 10am-5pm
What are Hydration Stations?
Hydration Stations are places where individuals can go to receive bottled water and other collected donated items.