Excessive Heat Advisory issued for Jackson County - KCTV5

Excessive Heat Advisory issued for Jackson County

Posted: Updated:
Air temperatures will reach near the triple digit mark by midweek. (KCTV5) Air temperatures will reach near the triple digit mark by midweek. (KCTV5)
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, MO, has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Jackson County area.

The advisory is in place until Saturday.

Air temperatures will reach near the triple digit mark by midweek, and heat indices may reach or exceed 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon Wednesday through Saturday.

Experts have tips for people to protect their health during times of extreme heat.

  • Never leave children, pets or others alone in closed vehicles. The temperature inside a car can surpass 140 degrees and become fatal within minutes.
  • Avoid too much sun exposure and postpone outdoor activities and games.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes, such as a taking a cool shower immediately after coming inside on a hot day.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible.
  • If your home does not have air conditioning, go to a public building every day for several hours.
  • If you have to work outside, take frequent breaks, rest in the shade and drink plenty of water.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing. These clothes reflect heat and help maintain normal body temperature. If you have to be outside, cover as much skin as possible to avoid sunburn. Protect your face and head with a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Check on your neighbors, friends and relatives, especially the elderly, at least twice a day (morning and night).

There are six Cooling Centers in the CJCEMA district:

Mid-Continent Public Library – Grain Valley

Mid-Continent Public Library – Blue Springs North

Mid-Continent Public Library – Blue Springs South

Blue Springs Family YMCA

Blue Springs Vesper Hall

Grain Valley Community Center

To view a complete list of cooling centers in Missouri, along with addresses and hours of operation, click here.

Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.