Prepare for Extreme Heat
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 08:29
The National Weather Service has issued a excessive heat watch through Friday evening, July 22, and heat advisories are being issued as well, as heat index values could climb to around 105 degrees with temperatures in the 100s. Little relief is expected overnight and temperatures will remain quite warm at around 70 degrees. The longevity of this even will result in a dangerous situation for sensitive groups, including children, the elderly, or those with medical conditions. Leaving a child or pet in an enclosed vehicle can be deadly - even for a short period of time.
Caution is being advised to prepare for the extreme temperatures. Temperatures this high could lead to heat related illnesses. Plan ahead. Remember to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned room if possible or in the shade if outdoors, and be sure to check up on relatives and neighbors.
Five People Killed in Crash West of White River
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 07:58
Authorities in western South Dakota say five people are dead following a weekend crash.