Heat Advisory

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

A heat advisory is in effect through Sunday night, and, because of that, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board has taken steps to help people stay cool.

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A heat advisory is in effect starting at noon today and going through tomorrow evening.  That means a period of hot temperatures is expected., and the heat and humidity could lead to heat illnesses, according to the National Weather Service.  It’s offering suggestions for staying safe including drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air conditioning and staying out of the sun if possible.  Check on relatives and neighbors.  If you have to work outside, take frequent breaks.

According to CoxHealth, common signs of heat-related illness are: 

Heat Advisory Compounds Need for Fan Donations

Jul 13, 2015
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For the first time this summer, the Salvation Army in Springfield opened its cooling center due to the extreme heat. And with the extension of a heat advisory by the National Weather Service, the center will again be open tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Jeff Smith, social services director for the Salvation Army, says one of the greatest needs for donations last week and this week have been fans.

“There are people who do not have air conditioning, who need for it to be a little bit cooler,” Smith says.