Baking

Heat to continue cooking much of the state on Sunday; notice

By SALINA POST

Heat advisories for much of the state have been extended as triple-digit temperatures continue to bake the region.

Heat-related illnesses can occur due to high temperatures and high humidity, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and watch your family and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light, loose clothing when possible. To reduce risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.

The Wichita National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory in effect for the following counties in our region until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Ellsworth County

Lincoln County

Marion County

McPherson County

Salines County

Heat index values ​​up to 108 are expected.

The Topeka National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory in effect for the following counties in our region until 8 p.m. Sunday.

clay county

Dickinson County

Ottawa County

Heat index values ​​of 105 to 110 are expected.