National Weather Service in Cleveland: EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…
* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values of 105 to 110 possible.
* WHERE…Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Hancock, Seneca, Wyandot and Marion Counties.
* WHEN…From Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.
* IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
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.
During this time, Toledo and Lucas County residents can use toledo.oh.gov/warm-weather for an updated cooling shelter list. Several cooling shelters in Lucas County are accessible by TARTA bus routes.
For those who do not have internet access, United Way of Greater Toledo can find this information. Dial 2-1-1 to get connected with a local representative.
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