Heat Advisory in Effect - Be Careful Out There!
A Heat advisory is now in effect for the St. Louis Metro Area including the City of Maplewood until 7 pm CDT Sunday...
Dangerous levels of heat will occur each afternoon through Sunday.
Highest afternoon heat index values of 100 to 107 are expected.
Heat related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke are a real threat.
This is especially true because of the longevity of this heat wave and the effects of extreme heat are cumulative.
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.
Please check on your elderly neighbors and take extra precautions with small children and pets.
Do not leave children or pets unattended in a car under any circumstances.
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.