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Ramsey County under excessive heat warning July 20-22, air pollution alert July 22

An excessive heat warning and air pollution advisory have been issued for Ramsey County.

Excessive heat warning, July 20-22

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Ramsey County from 1 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Friday. Dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected. Outdoor air temperatures may feel as hot as 100-110 degrees. Residents should check on relatives, neighbors, seniors and others with health conditions that are vulnerable to extreme heat, to make sure they are staying hydrated and safe.

Air pollution alert, July 22

An air pollution alert has been issued for Friday, July 22 from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. Ozone pollution is expected to reach a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, which include people with preexisting respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, the elderly, children, and individuals who participate in outdoor activities requiring extended or heavy exertion. This alert follows a previous air quality advisory issued for Thursday.

Health and safety tips

Tips for staying safe and healthy during high temperatures are available on the Extreme Heat page.

Tips for staying safe during periods of poor air quality are available from Be Air Aware.

Cooling spaces in Ramsey County

There are several indoor and outdoor public spaces in Ramsey County that you may visit during the extreme heat to stay cool, including libraries, beaches and pools, and recreation centers.

Please note that hours vary by location. Call ahead or visit the facility's website to confirm hours.

You can also locate and get directions to nearby library, beach and recreation center locations using the Google Map links below.

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:40 a.m.