Excessive heat warning in effect

If the City of Madera activates cooling center next week, it will be at the Pan American Community Center at 703 E. Sherwood Way from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Check the City of Madera website and the Madera Parks and Recreation Facebook page.


All COVID protocols will be in effect. All participants must wear a mask while inside the facility, temperature checks and a COVID questionnaire will be conducted at the door upon arrival.

 

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until Wednesday at 8 p.m.


Temperatures are expected to get as high as 112 degrees in Madera. Many Madera-area high school outdoor athletic events have been pushed back to play mostly when the sun is down or have been postponed.


Madera is forecasted to have a high of 107 on Friday, 106 on Saturday, 107 on Sunday, 108 on Labor Day and 108 on Tuesday. Winds will also gust to about 15 miles per hour in the next week.


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


The National Weather Service urges individuals to 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.