Heat Advisory in Effect Until 9pm Tuesday

Written by Larry Crippen. Posted in Article Archive

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Published on August 08, 2011 by Larry Crippen

A heat advisory is in effect until 9pm Tuesday.

*VERY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY OVER MUCH OF INLAND SOUTHEAST TEXAS. MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AT OR ABOVE 105 DEGREES ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA.

* TIMING…PEAK HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 108 TO 110 BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM CDT.

* IMPACT…HEAT STROKE…HEAT CRAMPS…OR HEAT EXHAUSTION IS POSSIBLE WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

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 – CALL 911.

EACH YEAR…A NUMBER OF FATALITIES OCCUR NATIONWIDE DUE TO CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY BEING LEFT IN VEHICLES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. IN THE PAST DOZEN YEARS…500 CHILDREN HAVE DIED DUE TO HYPERTHERMIA AFTER BEING LEFT IN OR GAINING ACCESS TO CARS. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE. REMEMBER…BEAT THE HEAT…CHECK THE BACKSEAT.

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