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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Extreme Heat is Here, Severe Storms Possible: Stay Safe
July 19, 2013
Friday and Saturday are bringing a variety of safety challenges for Mainers and visitors: Extreme heat, severe summer storms and possible flash flooding.
The National Weather Service is advising that "the Heat is On" today across all of Maine, especially in southwestern Maine, where the NWS has issued a Heat Advisory.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of those temperatures and high humidity creates a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
MEMA joins the National Weather Service in advising:
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
Some severe storms are also possible on Friday. On Saturday, thunderstorms are likely and severe ones possible, as a strong cold front moves through Maine. In addition to the risk posed by lightning, flash flooding is also a possibility.
In response to potential severe storms, remember:
Flash flooding can occur during summer storms that drop heavy rainfall on a concentrated area in a sort time span. Flash flood facts to keep in mind:
Stay informed of weather conditions:
For more preparedness and safety tips:
Visit [Maine Prepares](http://www.maineprepares.com:
Last update: 07/20/10
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