Sunday, July 22, 2012

Alert: The City of St. Louis is under an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING through Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7 PM.

Peak afternoon heat indexes of between 100 and 110 degrees are expected each day throughout this warning. Please continue to exercise caution when participating in outdoor activities. Citizens are encouraged to continue to check on neighbors who may be vulnerable to the heat. Special caution is also urged for anyone with small children and pets.

The effects of excessive heat are cumulative. Take extra precautions of you must work or spend time outside. Reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Wear light and loose fitting clothing. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic beverages.

People in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area can get information about cooling centers or energy assistance by calling the United Way at 2-1-1 or Cool Down St. Louis at 314-241-7668.

Please visit the Operation Weather Survival website for additional information on Excessive Heat and Cooling Centers.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion can be found at the following link:

Check on your neighbors, pets and small children who are vulnerable to extreme heat. Drink plenty of water. If you must be outdoors, take regular breaks in the shade or air conditioning.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Sent by City of St. Louis Emergency Management
1315 Chestnut St, Lower Level, St Louis, MO 63103
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