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First ever warning issued for Disney World

First ever warning issued for Disney World

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This is the first ever warning of its kind.

Summer Weather

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If you have ever visited Disney World in the summer months, you know how hot it is. Most days temperatures will reach the 90s and the heat index can even make it into the 100s.

Throw some afternoon thunderstorms in, and it can become very hot and muggy in the parks. Be sure to read our top 10 ways to beat the summer heat at Disney World in this post.

You will need all the tips you can get this week…

First Ever Warning

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It is so hot this week that the National Weather Service has issued its first ever heat warning today, August 9, for Disney World and surrounding areas.


  • WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 115 expected.
  • WHERE…Portions of east central Florida.
  • WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 7 PM EDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Tips from National Weather Service

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The NWS gives plenty of suggestions for those of you who will be in the parks today. First, drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air-conditioned room. If you can, stay out of the sun. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

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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!

Are you in the parks this week? What has your experience been like? Will you avoid the parks today due to this warning? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend who is visiting Disney World this week.

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