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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Hot Weather is Here!

At 1:00 p.m., the Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for the region, including all of Cowlitz County. The advisory will be effective from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until 9:00 p.m. Thursday. High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s are likely. Overnight low temperatures drop only into the mid 50s to lower 60s.

The elderly and those who do not have air conditioning or access to cool locations are vulnerable to effects from the heat. Small children and animals must not be left confined in cars.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

• Drink plenty of fluids
• Stay in an air-conditioned room
• Stay out of the sun
• Check up on relatives and neighbors

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