Severe Weather Alerts - Saint Louis, MO

  • Excessive Heat Warning

    Excessive Heat Warning in effect until Sunday, 7:00 PM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDTSUNDAY...

* TIMING...DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AND INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 108.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG...THE ELDERLY...THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING...AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE. ALSO...CAR INTERIORS WILL REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. BEAT THE HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT! NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE...NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHENPOSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE EARLY MORNINGOR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION ANDHEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHENPOSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ANDHEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKSIN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BYHEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKEIS AN EMERGENCY. CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

PEOPLE IN THE ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA CAN GET INFORMATIONABOUT COOLING CENTERS OR ENERGY ASSISTANCE RELATED TO THEEXCESSIVE HEAT BY CALLING THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS AT800-427-4626...OR IF CALLING FROM A LAND LINE PHONE DIAL 2-1-1.YOU CAN ALSO CALL COOL DOWN ST. LOUIS AT 314-241-7668.

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