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Excessive Heat Warning

Issued:
3:41 AM CDT on July 23, 2016
Expires:
8:00 PM CDT on July 24, 2016
Clear
Saturday 0%
High 99° / Low 79°
Clear
Sunny to partly cloudy. Very hot. High 99F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 20%
High 99° / Low 76°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 99F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 30%
High 89° / Low 73°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Widely scattered showers or a thunderstorm early. Then partly cloudy. High 89F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 50%
High 90° / Low 75°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 60%
High 87° / Low 72°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 40%
High 88° / Low 71°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High 88F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 30%
High 88° / Low 70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms early. Clouds lingering later. High 88F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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Raytown Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Raytown Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the parking lots of Blue Ridge Plaza, 5210 Blue Ridge Boulevard, or Apple Market, Raytown Road and E. 350 Highway. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 377,080 pounds—188.5 tons—of prescription drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners. In its three previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in almost a million pounds—nearly 500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act, a process that can take as long as 24 months. Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the Raytown Police Department and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.

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