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Officals urge residents to play it safe in heat


June 23, 2021

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reminds people to always wear a properly fitting life preserver when recreating on water this weekend.

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker encourage mid-valley residents to take precautions as unusually warm - possibly record-setting - triple-digit temperatures are expected to arrive this weekend.

Highs of 105 degrees on Saturday and 107 - possibly up to 113 degrees on Sunday - are forecast for the mid-valley. The commissioners remind area residents to remain hydrated and stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible during the hottest parts of the day.

Senior citizens and young children are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

According to the Ce...

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