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Phoenix readies for scorching summer to prevent another record number of heat-related deaths

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PHOENIX – An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for the Phoenix area, and several Arizona counties, as temperatures could reach 113 degrees in some parts of the state this week. Officials want to avoid a repeat of the record number of heat-related deaths last summer.”High temperatures are expected to peak on Thursday and Friday at between 109-113 degrees across the lower deserts,” NWS Phoenix wrote on X, formerly Twitter.PHOENIX’S RECORD SUMMER HEAT KILLED OVER 600 PEOPLE, NEW REPORT SAYSHEATRISK: NEW TOOL AIMS TO HALT CLIMBING NUMBER OF HEAT RELATED ATTACKSHeat Cramps: Profuse sweating, fatigue, extreme thirst, muscle cramps.Heat Exhaustion: Headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea/vomit, cool/moist skin.Heat Stroke: Elevated temp. +103 degrees, confusion/irrational behavior, dry/hot skin, rapid shallow breathing, rapid weak pulse (shock), seizures, unconscious.HOW THE WEATHER YOU’RE ACCUSTOMED TO AFFECTS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEAT WARNINGS, ADVISORIESWHAT IS THE HEAT INDEX AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOUR HEALTH?WHY 50 DEGREES FEELS FRIGID TO SOME BUT WARM TO OTHERS: THE SCIENCE OF ACCLIMATIONIT’S NOT THE HEAT; IT’S THE HUMIDITY: MOISTURE INCREASES HEAT RISK IN URBAN CLIMATESThe Arizona Department of Health Services stated the following precautions can be taken to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke:The above heat safety information was provided by the Scottsdale Fire Department.

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