...DANGEROUS HEAT THROUGH TOMORROW FOR MUCH OF THE AREA...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT SATURDAY...
THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON WILL TOP OFF IN THE MID 90S,
WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110. TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY
FALL INTO THE 80S LATE THIS EVENING.
TOMORROW TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN WARM WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S TO LOW 90S, WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 108. THE
WARMEST VALUES WILL OCCUR OVER SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN.
* IMPACTS...HEAT ILLNESSES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH PROLONGED
OUTDOOR EXPOSURE TO THE HEAT. THE ELDERLY, CHILDREN, AND THOSE
ON CERTAIN MEDICATIONS ARE ESPECIALLY AT RISK FOR HEAT
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...
AND 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 LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND 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 9 1 1.
Two babies in the backseat of a running car stopped in a traffic lane on John Nolen Drive were rescued by first responders who broke a car window after the driver fell asleep.
Rosavi Cabrera, 37, of Madison, was tentatively charged with two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and fourth-offense operating under the influence with passengers under 16 in the vehicle, Madison police said.
It happened at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on one of the city’s busiest streets, near the intersection with South Broom Street.
“The car was running and she had her foot on the brake,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. “There were two infants in the backseat, and officers and firefighters were rapping on the windows, trying to awaken the motorist.”
A firefighter broke out the front passenger-side window so an officer was able to get to the backseat to rescue the babies.
The babies were taken to Police Chief Mike Koval’s conference room.
“Officers were changing diapers and caring for the babies,” DeSpain said.
“Both children, after being in our presence, and being in our custody for some time, were both calm and playful and seemed to be in good spirits,” one of the officers who babysat until the infants could be picked up wrote in her report.
This incident actually was Cabrera’s fifth alleged OWI, but it’s considered her fourth because her last alleged OWI happened in October and has not been adjudicated yet. She is scheduled to appear in court on that charge May 17.
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