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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT TILL FRIDAY

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The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING in effect from 1 PM Thursday to 7 PM CDT Friday.
 
High temperatures ranging from 103 to 108 are possible each afternoon.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.
 
Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.
 
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 and drink plenty of water.
 
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency – call 911.

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