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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Danville area. Hot conditions are expected to continue for the remainder of the week, especially Friday into the weekend. Heat index values may exceed 100 degrees.The heat index refers to a number in degrees Fahrenheit (F) that tells how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to the air temperature. Exposure to full sunshine can increase the heat index by 15 degrees.
Tim Duffer, deputy emergency management coordinator for the Danville Fire Department, said the heat index will be in extreme caution to danger range.
“If you have any heat-related illness, then please take steps to move to a cooler place,” Duffer said. “If you need further help, then call 9-1-1. Heatstroke is a true emergency.”
Heatstroke is a serious failure of the body's heat-regulation mechanisms resulting from excessive exposure to intense heat and characterized by high fever, dry skin, collapse, and sometimes convulsions or coma
Here are more tips on that you should do when the weather is extremely hot: