• Excessive Heat Warning

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    ORZ041-509>511-WAZ024-520-100300- /O.CON.KPDT.EH.W.0002.000000T0000Z-180810T0300Z/ East Columbia River Gorge-East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades- North Central Oregon-Central Oregon- Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington- East Slopes of the Washington Cascades- including the cities of Arlington, The Dalles, La Pine, Sunriver, Dufur, Maupin, Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, White Salmon, Cle Elum, and Cliffdell 210 PM PDT Thu Aug 9 2018 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURES...Highs today of 100 to 110 for the lower elevations and 95 to 105 for the mountains and higher plateaus. * TIMING...Through early this evening. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures will increase chances for heat related illness especially for those without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is also possible for livestock and outdoor pets. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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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