Saturday's heat breaks record

Saturday's heat breaks record

Saturday in Stark County, The National Weather Service confirmed at 3:11 p.m, temps at Akron/Canton Airport (CAK) hit 101 degrees, breaking the old record of 100 set back in 1988.

All of Northeast Ohio was under an Excessive Heat Warning throughout Saturday until about 9 p.m. when the warning expired.

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An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot  temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency-call 911.

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