Severe thunderstorms in the central Plains with strong winds and hail will shift into the lower Mississippi Valley Friday afternoon and evening. Hot, dry winds will continue across the southern Plains while rain and high elevation snow continue in the West and the Rockies. Read More >
Summer Safety and Health Topic: Don’t Over Heat
Summer is here and so is the heat. Whether you are working outside or just having fun in the sun, it is important to monitor weather conditions during extreme heat conditions. Severe heat may cause illness or even death.
When temperatures rise to extreme highs, reduce risks by taking the following precautions:
Listen to your body. Overexertion symptoms can be heightened in the heat. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop and take a break in a cooler environment. If conditions persist, seek medical attention.
Additional information on preventing heat and heat-related illness can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service at: http://www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/
For more information and a list of brochures to download please click HERE.