Dangerous Heat Warning Extended Through Monday by National Weather Service; Fort Worth.

(FORT WORTH) – WBAP/KLIF – The National Weather Service has extended an excessive heat warning for much of North and Central Texas through 8 pm Monday.
This excessive heat warning includes the Dallas Fort Worth Metro area; as well as the cities of Graham, Olney, Jacksboro, Decatur, Bridgeport, Carrollton, Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Plano,
McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Greenville, Commerce, Sulphur Springs, Breckenridge, Mineral Wells, Weatherford, Briar, Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, Rockwall, Heath, Terrell, Kaufman, Forney,
Canton, Grand Saline, Wills Point, Van, Edgewood, Emory, East Tawakoni, Point, Cisco, Eastland, Ranger, Gorman, Stephenville, Dublin, Granbury, Oak Trail Shores, Glen Rose, Cleburne, Burleson, Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Athens, Gun Barrel City, Comanche, De Leon, Goldthwaite, Hamilton, Hico,
Clifton, Meridian, Valley Mills, Hillsboro, and Corsicana/

Counties included are: Young, Jack, Wise, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Hopkins, Stephens, Palo Pinto; Parker, Tarrant and Dallas counties; Rockwall, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Rains, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis, Henderson, Comanche, Mills, Hamilton, Bosque, Hill, and Navarro.

Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 112 and or temperatures to 110F are expected across portions of North and Central Texas. Extreme heat and humidity will significantly impact increased potential for heat related illnesses, especially so for those working or taking part in outdoor activities.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Children and pets should not be left in vehicles even with windows open; authorities ask you check the back seat before leaving your vehicle to ensure children and pets are not forgotten in the intense heat.

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