Yuma, Arizona.- The National Weather Service has extended the time and area of the Excessive Heat Warning for 5 counties in Arizona, including Yuma, which current warning started on Monday July 11th, at 10am.
The warning was extended to Coconino County in areas below 4,000 feet from July 8, at 12 PM to July 11 until 6 PM.
For La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, and Yuma Counties from the extension was made until today July 11, and is expected to end at 8 PM.
The same condicionts are for Santa Cruz and Pima Counties, as informed by the National Weather Services, trough the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Daytime highs are expected to be up to 115° F. Residents are advised to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
Precautions to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke:
Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
Find cooling centers, hydration stations and collection/donation sites in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties.
Limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day (mid-day).
Check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day.
Drink water before, during, and after working or exercising outside.