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The National Weather Service says the number of states under heat advisories nearly doubled Thursday to 12. The affected states are Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Temperatures are forecast in the 90s across much of those states, but the humidity is expected to make them feel much hotter. Heat indexes are expected to hit 115 degrees in central Oklahoma and northeastern Arkansas.
This weekend, three people died while hiking. Despite all of the warnings of our excessive heat people still ventured out to the trails in this heat. Unfortunately some of them didn't survive the triple digit temps. "If you have someone who is not physically fit who hasn't been drinking water, you're talking within ten minutes you can have someone’s body become overrun by heat," said Larry Subervi with the Phoenix Fire Department. Officials say on Saturday 25-year-old Anthony Quatela, III, of Phoenix, died while hiking with a friend in the Superstition Mountains. Police tell us the two ran out of water. The friend also suffered from heat related illness, but is expected to be ok. Then today a female hiker was found dead near finger rock near Tucson. And closer to home, a 28-year-old woman died after mountain biking on the Desert Vista Trail.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
And for Pete's Sake, DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR PETS!
Don't leave them in your car.
Don't leave them without water.
Check on them often!
Oh and now he's decided he likes to go,out around 2 or 3 every morning. Wakes me up to let him out.