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Lexington EMA Declares Heat Emergency

Posted at 11:05 AM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 18:11:10-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Emergency Management has declared a phase 1 heat emergency for the city.

A Phase 1 Heat Emergency means that temperatures are expected to exceed 90 degrees for the next three days. Heat and humidity will create potentially dangerous conditions for those outdoors.

The city’s Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention’s Emergency Weather Plan is in effect, opening additional shelters for the homeless & those needing to get out of the heat.

If you are out in the weather for any length of time, stay hydrated. Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

You should also:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

To find the closest shelter near you, click here.