EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
As temperatures across the state of Arizona are expected to reach record levels this weekend Yavapai County Emergency Management and Yavapai County Community Health Services would like to remind residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion and other heat related injuries or medical complications.

In response to an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service,

The Salvation Army’s Verde Valley/Cottonwood staff will be activating a heat relief station at the Cottonwood Recreation Center where people in need can go for cooling and hydration June 17

th through June 21

st, 2017.
Cottonwood Recreation Center
150 S. 6th St.
Cottonwood, AZ -86326
Tel. (928) 639.3200
As needed the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical will have water available at the following fire stations:
Camp Verde Station at 494 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 and  Montezuma Rimrock Station 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ

318 AM MST Wed Jun 14 2017

Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Grand Canyon Village, Supai, North Rim, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde

,Cordes Junction and Bagdad.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 5000 FEET…
* AFFECTED AREA…Elevations below 5000 feet for the Grand Canyon, Marble and Glen Canyons, Yavapai County valleys and basins, and northern Gila County.
* TEMPERATURE…105 TO 115 degrees.
* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures will significantly increase the potential for heat related illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and hydration will be most at risk. More weather updates at: http://www.weather.gov/fgz/
Please remember NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. It is best to leave your pets at home if you cannot take them in with you. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit above outside temperatures within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death.
When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
o   Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
o   When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
Additional information is attached as well as additional sites with great preparedness information listed below.
Arizona Department of Health Serviceshttp://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/heat-illness
National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov/rah/heat
Salvation Army in Phoenixhttp://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org
Marcie Slay
Yavapai County Emergency Management
PIO
Marcie.slay@yavapai.us
928-771-3321

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