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Kaufman County Under Excessive Heat Warning

The Kaufman County Office of Emergency Management advises citizens to be aware that Kaufman County is included in the EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022 that was issued by the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

  • WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 106 degrees and heat index values up to 112 degrees.
  • WHERE…Portions of north central, northeast and south central Texas.
  • WHEN…Until 9 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 10.
  • IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

  • Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
  • 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  • To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Steve Howie, Office of Emergency Management

   Steve.howie@kaufmancounty.net