Excessive Heat Warning issued for Phoenix metro area

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Excessive Heat Warning issued for Phoenix metro area
Excessive Heat Warning issued for Phoenix metro area

Midday weather forecast – 09/08/21 Starting tomorrow morning, the valley will be monitored for excessive heat. PHOENIX – An excessive heat warning was issued for the Phoenix metropolitan area as of Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory is valid from 09.09. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the same evening. Temperatures between 106 ° and 109 ° are expected from Sun City West to Fountain Hills. In addition, an air quality alert was issued across Maricopa County through Thursday. Preventing Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke The Arizona Department of Health stated that the following precautions can be taken to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke: Stay in air-conditioned buildings Limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day (noon) Check on at – Risk Friends, Family, and Neighbors at least twice a day Drink water before, during, and after work or outdoor exercise Extreme Temperature Driving Tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation for extreme temperature driving include: Sun protection: In addition to an umbrella, take Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat, and wear loose-fitting, light-colored cotton clothing. Refuel: Keep your tank three quarters full. Running out of gas in extreme heat is dangerous, especially in a remote location. Hydrate: Bring a cooler to keep extra drinking water cold, and consider adding multiple frozen water bottles to cool off or thaw and drink if needed. Make sure everyone, including pets, stays hydrated. Get Help: If your vehicle breaks down in extreme heat, call for help immediately to reduce the waiting time and leave the air conditioning on. If the air conditioning does not work, shut down all the windows. Wait Safe: If the temperature in your vehicle gets too high, everyone, including pets, should get out of the car carefully and find or create a shaded area as far from the lanes as possible. Walk carefully on the road surface, which can be hot enough to burn your skin. Keep your shoes on and try to keep your pets’ paws off the sidewalk. If you are stopped on the highway, lift the hood and turn on the hazard warning lights. Please note that parking in tall bushes can cause a fire. Check your vehicle: you can help prevent breakdowns by making sure your vehicle is in good working order. Check your air conditioning and coolant levels, top up all major engine fluids, and make sure your battery is up to date. Check your tire pressure as the combination of underinflated tires and a hot road surface can lead to a burst. MORE: https://azdot.gov/about/transportation-safety/severe-weather Continued Coverage You can check the latest weather conditions on the FOX 10 Phoenix weather page or download the free FOX 10 Weather app available on Apple- iOS and Android. Turn on FOX 10 Phoenix for the latest news:

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