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Relief stations opened in Phoenix area due to excessive heat

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 15:19:11-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The Salvation Army activated 12 heat-relief stations across metro Phoenix on Tuesday as forecasters warned of excessive heat that could be dangerous.

The Salvation Army said the relief stations would be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service issued an excessive warning for metro Phoenix and other desert areas from Tuesday morning to Thursday evening.

The warning said afternoon temperatures of 105 to 113 degrees are expected, producing a very high risk of heat-related illnesses. Heat-related messages also were released for areas extending from Tucson in southeastern Arizona to Colorado River communities in western Arizona.