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Beat the heat: Kandiyohi County in excessive heat warning Friday

Erica Dischino / Tribune Giselle Sanchez, 10, plays in the water Thursday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar. 1 / 3
Erica Dischino / Tribune Romelo Papish, 3, left, pulls Ginessa Sanchez, 9, on a inflatable duck Thursday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar.2 / 3
Erica Dischino / Tribune Lifeguards survey the water while community members sit on the beach Thursday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar.3 / 3

WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County is among the areas under an excessive heat warning Friday. Community members swam in Foot Lake on Thursday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar to beat the heat. Temperatures rose into the 80s Thursday and will top 90 degrees in the region Friday.

The National Weather Service in its statement said high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s will combine with high humidity to yield dangerous heat indices Friday. Peak heat indices in the 100-to-110 range appear possible.

Heat illnesses are possible, the weather service said, especially for those active outdoors or those more susceptible, such as children and the elderly. The advice shared in the statement is to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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