Heat Advisory

TXZ176>178-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-180000- /O.CON.KHGX.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-170818T0000Z/ Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend- Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda- Montgomery-San Jacinto-Walker-Waller-Washington-Wharton- Including the cities of Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bay City, Bellville, Brenham, Brookshire, Bryan, Caldwell, Cleveland, Coldspring, College Station, Columbus, Conroe, Dayton, Eagle Lake, Edna, El Campo, Freeport, Friendswood, Galveston, Hempstead, Houston, Humble, Huntsville, Katy, Lake Jackson, Lake Somerville, League City, Liberty, Madisonville, Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Navasota, Palacios, Pasadena, Pearland, Pierce, Prairie View, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sealy, Shepherd, Sugar Land, Texas City, The Woodlands, Tomball, Weimar, Wharton, Willis, and Winnie 302 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017 ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * EVENT...Heat index values between 104 and 110 degrees across the advisory area. * TIMING...This afternoon. * IMPACT...Prolonged exposure to the heat and/or exertion outdoors without proper hydration and other precautionary actions may result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 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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