Heat advisory in effect for today

HOUSTON August 27, 2019 - Heat advisory in effect for today...  .One more very hot day expected before cloudiness and possibly thunderstorms arrive on Wednesday. Heat indices of 99 to 105 degrees starting around 10 am across the region and getting hotter through the afternoon likely peaking at 107 to 113 degrees for a majority of Southeast Texas. 


* EVENT...Dangerous heat today with heat indices of 107 to 113   degrees. 

* TIMING...Heat indices at 9 am near the coast will reach 100   degrees or warmer and by 11 am inland sites should be   experiencing 101 to 105 degrees. The heat index should peak in   the afternoon with most locations in a 107 to 113 degree range   then gradually diminish between 5 and 7 pm. 

* IMPACT...Increased risk of heat-related illnesses including   heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

Pre-hydrate before working or spending long periods outside.  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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