NM Health Dept. warns to guard against heat-related illness

New Mexico Dept. of Health

SANTA FE – With many New Mexico counties this week experiencing at-or-near record high temperatures, the Department of Health (DOH) again reminds anyone living or visiting New Mexico of the dangers and symptoms of heat-related illnesses. Statewide, there have been 94 heat-related visits to hospital emergency rooms statewide from July 1 to 18.

Temperatures are forecasted to approach or exceed 100 degrees in most communities. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for a large portion of the state to include the Albuquerque metro area, Farmington and northwest New Mexico, Doña Ana and Otero counties, and the entire eastern third of the state from Union County all way south to Lea County. These high temperatures are expected to last in most areas through at least this Friday. 

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