First-ever Excessive Heat Warning issued in Miami-Dade

Broward County issued Heat Advisory through Monday

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The first-ever Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for Miami-Dade County on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning is for Miami-Dade County from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and an extreme combination of Heat and humidity will send the heat index as high as 112 degrees.

According to Local 10 News meteorologist Brandon Orr, this is the highest heat index ever recorded in Miami.

The NWS also extended a Heat Advisory for Broward County until Monday evening. The heat and humidity are expected to send the heat index as high as 110 degrees.

This means dangerous heat is expected and it will be important to take the proper precautions to stay safe.

Once this warning expires, then a Heat Advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Monday for feels-like temperatures up to 108 degrees.

The National Weather Service issues a Heat Advisory when a heat index of 105 degrees or higher is expected for at least two hours.

According to the NWS, the high temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illnesses to occur.

People are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of the sun, if possible.

“Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances,” the NWS states on its website. “Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.”

Anyone overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. If you believe someone is experiencing a heat stroke, call 911.

According to a Miami-Dade County press release, during a typical year in the U.S., heat waves kill more people than all other natural disasters combined.

They suggested that you can prevent heat-related illnesses by taking the following measures:

•Make sure to drink fluids throughout the day instead of waiting until you’re thirsty and avoid beverages containing caffeine or alcohol.

·•Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

•Stay out of the sun during peak heat hours.

•Take frequent breaks if you are doing an outside activity.

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About the Authors:

Brandon Orr joined the Local 10 News team in 2018.

Ryan Mackey is our newest digital journalist at WPLG. He is New York born and South Florida raised.