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Excessive heat warning extended

The National Weather Service has extended an excessive heat warning through 11 p.m. Sunday for the Las Vegas Valley and other lower desert areas including Boulder City.

Temperatures are expected to be 110 to 117 degrees in the Las Vegas Valley, and 112 to 122 along the Colorado River.

To help deal with the heat, residents visited the Splash Park at Veterans Memorial Park and the Boulder City Pool.

According to Boulder City’s Assistant Aquatic Coordinator Cheree Brennan, the pool has had an increase in attendance since school let out June 8.

The week of June 5 saw 279 people come to the pool, with 398 people came to the pool the week of June 12. On Monday, June 19, the first day of the excessive heat warning, 92 people came to the pool.

With the heat, it’s also important to take precautions when outside for a prolonged period of time. Record-setting temperatures will likely cause heat-related illnesses, especially for the elderly, children, homeless, those unaccustomed to the heat and those who are not prepared for it.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has reported five heat-related near-fatal incidents this season. The Park Service began its summer season May 15, closing several trails for the summer as a safety precaution.

The National Weather Service is urging people to take the following precautions during the advisory in order to remain safe and healthy:

■ Drink plenty of fluids.

■ Stay in an air-conditioned room.

■ Stay out of the sun.

■ 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 lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.

■ 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 if someone is experiencing symptoms.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. During hot weather, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in minutes.

Extreme temperatures expected for the next week

■ Thursday – 112/82

■ Friday – 110/84

■ Saturday – 110/85

■ Sunday – 109/85

■ Monday – 109/83

■ Tuesday – 106/80

■ Wednesday – 106/82

Boulder City Pool Hours

Monday-Thursday

11 a.m. – noon, adult lap swim,

6-7 p.m., adult lap swim

Monday-Friday

6-9 a.m., adult lap swim

1-5 p.m., open swim

5-6 p.m., family hour

Saturday

6:30-9 a.m., adult lap swim

1-5 p.m., open swim

5-6 p.m., family hour

Sunday

1- 5 p.m., open swim

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