Logan County is included under an excessive heat warning in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Logan County Health District officials report.
Although unconfirmed at the time of this publication, the warning is expected to continue through Wednesday June 15 and potentially Thursday June 16.
The National Weather Service states that “dangerously hot conditions with heat index values between 105 and 110 with extreme heat and humidity will greatly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities”.
With widespread power outages throughout Logan County, cooling stations will open across the county. Keep watching for announcements regarding Coo Station hours of operation and available locations.
Individuals should drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and watch relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or evening.
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light, loose clothing when possible.
To reduce risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.
To prevent heat-related illnesses:
• Stay cool: wear appropriate clothing, stay in air-conditioned rooms indoors, plan outdoor activities carefully, pace yourself, wear sunscreen, and don’t allow children or pets in cars.
• Stay hydrated: drink plenty of fluids, replace salt and minerals, and keep your pets hydrated.
• Stay informed: Check for updates, know the signs, and watch out for high-risk people.
Symptoms of heat-related illnesses and what to do when you or someone you know has these symptoms are listed in the infographic.
Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html or https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat.