Boundary County Sherriff’s Office issues a heat warning

| July 28, 2020 8:49 AM

Boundary County Sherriff’s Office issues a heat warning

Boundary County Sherriff’s Office issues a heat warning effective until sunset of Friday, July 31.

In the North Panhandle valleys, temperatures expected to reach the high 90s and low 100s throughout the week; hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.

According to BCSO, 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 heatstroke. 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 move to a cool and shaded location.

A reminder that heat stroke is an emergency, and you should call 911 immediately.