The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Southern Oregon Coast beginning at Noon on Tuesday, August 1st through 8pm on Friday, August 4th.
Google Public Alert. There will be little relief overnight with temperatures remaining much warmer than normal. Highs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be near or above the hottest they have been on any day in the past 25 years.
Areas just inland of the coast in Coos County, including Myrtle Point and Powers.
Impacts: Very high temperatures with limited relief overnight will increase chances for heat related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is possible for livestock and outdoor pets. Also, area rivers still run cold and fast, increasing the risk for hypothermia and water rescues.
The National Weather Service states that an Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. These hot temperatures are likely to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. They recommend that you:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay in an air-conditioned room
- Stay out of the sun.
- Check up on relatives and neighbors,
- Provide water and check up on outdoor pets and livestock.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
We want you to stay aware and stay safe!