Yuma County, Arizona
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Excessive Heat Warning
Kofa-Yuma-Southeast Yuma County-Gila River Valley-Gila Bend-
Cave Creek/New River-New River Mesa-Rio Verde/Salt River-
Fountain Hills/East Mesa-Northwest Pinal County-West Pinal County-
Apache Junction/Gold Canyon-Tonto Basin-
Sonoran Desert Natl Monument-
Including the cities of Palm Canyon, Yuma, Fortuna Foothills,
Ligurta, Gila Bend, Sentinel, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills,
Casa Grande, Cactus Forest, Florence, Coolidge, Apache Junction,
and Punkin Center
345 PM MST Fri Jun 23 2017 /345 PM PDT Fri Jun 23 2017/


* AFFECTED AREA...All of the lower elevation deserts of
southwest and south central Arizona, including the cities Gila
Bend, Casa Grande, and Yuma.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs 107 to 117 degrees.

* IMPACTS...A major increase in the potential for heat related
illness and even death. Those working or exercising outdoors
during the daytime, the elderly, and those without access to
adequate air conditioning will be most at risk.


Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Drink more water
than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar, and caffeine. When outdoors,
wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your
head and body cooler. Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air
conditioned environments. Public places with air conditioning
include libraries, community centers, government buildings,
malls, and special refuge stations.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness. Early symptoms
include things such as headache, thirst, and muscle cramps.
Serious symptoms include weakness, skin that is cool to the
touch, fast but weak pulse, nausea, and fainting. Severe symptoms
include hot and red dry skin, fast and strong Pulse, sweating
that has stopped, and unconsciousness. Untreated heat illness can
lead to fatal heat stroke.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay informed.



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