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Excessive Heat Warning Extended for Desert Cities

George Severson

Excessive Heat Warning Extended for Desert Cities

CREATED Jul. 11, 2012

PALM DESERT - Health officials in Riverside County are extending an excessive heat warning already in place for county residents. The warning includes all cities and surrounding areas in Riverside County, according to health officials. 

Temperatures are expected to exceed 97 degrees through Friday and cool centers will be open. The National Weather Service has also issued an excessive heat warning for Riverside County through at least Thursday.

Individuals susceptible to heat, such as the elderly and families with young children, are encouraged to visit a cool center during extended periods of high-heat days.  Cool centers will provide snacks and water, in addition to activities and resource information.  Residency is not a requirement to visit a particular cool center.


People with the following symptoms should try to remain in a cool place and drink water to prevent dehydration:


*          Headache

*          Dizziness

*          Weakness or muscle pains

*          Nausea and vomiting


For more information or for a list of cool center locations, call (888) 636-8676 or  Speech or hearing impaired individuals may call TTY (951) 955-5126. For a list of summer-weather information and health recommendations, visit


Meteorologist Bryan Scofield will have your current weather conditions tonight at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on KMIR6 and 10 p.m. on KPSE MY13.