Excessive Heat Warning issued for St. Louis, surrounding counties

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(KTVI) - The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory until Sunday, August 24th because of extreme temperatures over the next several days.

The Heat advisory includes all parts of the St. Louis viewing area including counties east and west of the city.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s with head indexes up to 107 degrees.    The Weather Service says the high heat and humidity can be dangerous for the elderly, young children, and those who work outdoors.

How to beat the heat

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule Strenuous activities to the early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
  • If working outside, take 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 immediately.
  • People in the St. Louis metropolitan area can get information about cooling centers or energy assistance related to the excessive heat by calling the United Way of Greater St. Louis at 800-427-4626, or if calling from a land line phone Dial 2-1-1. You can also call Cool Down St. Louis at 314-241-7668.

Cool Down St. Louis.org