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Woodson County Sheriff's Office
Thursday August 3rd, 2023 :: 03:30 a.m. CDT


Excessive Heat Warning until 09:00PM Thursday

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values of 102 to 106 expected.

* WHERE...Greenwood and Woodson Counties.

* WHEN...1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM CDT this evening and again from 1 PM to 9 PM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.



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. 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.

Woodson County Sheriff's Office
105 W Rutledge St
Yates Center, KS 66783

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 620-625-8640

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Excessive Heat Warning

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