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Heat advisory issued for Wasatch Front

By Jen Riess, | Updated - Jul. 21, 2019 at 5:13 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 21, 2019 at 4:27 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a heat advisory for Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, and along the southern Wasatch Front and northern Wasatch Front.

The advisory will be in effect from noon on Monday, July 22, until midnight on the 23rd, when temperatures are expected to hit over 100 degrees, according to FEMA.

Residents of the affected areas should try to avoid spending time outside and wear lightweight, loose clothing and drink plenty of water.

FEMA advises everyone to know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which WebMD says include:

  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Lack of sweating despite the heat
  • Red, hot and dry skin
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation or staggering
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness

Those who have to be outside for work, do not have air conditioning, or spend extended amounts of time outside are at a higher risk for heat-related illnesses, FEMA said.

Anyone who is overcome by the extreme heat should be moved to a shaded spot and call 911 if symptoms continue.

Your furry friend can also experience heat stroke. According to PetMD, excessive panting and signs of discomfort could indicate your dog is feeling too hot. Pets should also be kept in a cooler environment and drink lots of water.

Jen Riess

KSL Weather Forecast