Excessive Heat Warning issued

Excessive Heat Warning issued

The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for San Diego County, in effect from noon Friday, Aug. 14 until 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

High temperatures expected in San Diego County valleys: 95 to 105.

The excessive heat will last for at least three days in a row and temperatures will remain unusually high during the nights.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. 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.

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