Mineral Wells Area News

County To Experience Heat Wave Today

County To Experience Heat Wave Today
September 20
12:22 2021

Update: Heat Advisory issued September 20 at 4:55AM CDT until September 20 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Fort Worth TX

Areas Affected: Young; Jack; Stephens; Palo Pinto; Eastland

  • WHAT…Well above normal temperatures up to 105 degrees.
  • WHERE…Young, Jack, Stephens, Palo Pinto and Eastland Counties.
  • WHEN…From 2 PM to 7 PM CDT Monday.
  • IMPACTS…Near record heat for this late in the season will in the risk for heat-related illnesses to occur for those working or participating in strenuous outdoor activities.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay outof the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Wearlightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. Youngchildren and pets should never be left unattended in vehiclesunder any circumstances!! Schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Take extra precautions if working or spending time outside for extended periods of time. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergencyand can be life-threatening! Call 9 1 1 immediately if a personsuccumbs to heat stroke!

MW Fire & EMS

Mineral Wells Fire and EMS issued a warning for residents on their social media page.