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NWS: Dangers of Rising Temperatures Can Impact Workers

3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019 3:54 PM May 21, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO - The National Weather Service is warning residents about the dangers rising temperatures can pose to some local workers.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to the Loss Control Manager at Magic Valley Electric Cooperative Vince Macias.

Macias says after 14 years in the field, he has seen his share of heat-related illness.

"These instances do occur and what we do is we address them accordingly and if it's serious we get medical attention for them right away," he says.

Macias says once the temperatures rise, they conduct safety trainings and even use apps to make sure conditions are tolerable.

National Weather Service Senior Meteorologist, Jeffrey Bogorad, says it’s not just temperature people have to watch out for, it’s also humidity.

"Have light colored clothing, drink plenty of fluids, stay in the shade if possible," suggests Bogorad.

He says people who work outdoors have to take extra precaution.

For more information watch the video above.

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