The Kane County Office of Emergency Management, Kane County Health Department and Kane County Animal Control Department are alerting residents that the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory for July 17, 2015, and will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The NWS will issue an excessive heat advisory when a daytime heat index between 105 degrees and 115 degrees for three hours or nighttime lows greater than 80 degrees for two consecutive days are predicted.
An advisoryis the third step in the NWS’ four-step “outlook, watch, advisory, warning” system designed to keep people safe during a heat emergency. A list of cooling centers can be found at the county’s website.
“Conditions are predicted to be dangerously hot. Our residents need to exercise caution when outdoors,” said Dan Eder, assistant director for community health resources said. “We all need to check on our neighbors, especially if they are elderly or have chronic medical conditions.”
A list of the cooling centers also can be found by calling your municipality or by visiting the Health Department’s website.
Pets can suffer from the same heat-related problems that humans do, such as overheating, dehydration and even sunburn. Your pets should always have an ample supply of cool, fresh water. If you have any concerns about your pet handling the hot weather, please contact your veterinarian.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department press release