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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
434 AM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL COUNTIES
ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 103 AND 109 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. VALUES WILL NEED TO FALL BELOW 105 DEGREES IN
ORDER FOR THE ADVISORY TO BE CANCELLED.

TXZ214-235>238-230600-
/O.EXT.KHGX.HT.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-140824T0000Z/
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-JACKSON-MATAGORDA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY...
EDNA...FREEPORT...FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON...LAKE JACKSON...
LEAGUE CITY...MONT BELVIEU...PALACIOS...PEARLAND...TEXAS CITY...
WINNIE
434 AM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* EVENT...HEAT INDEX READINGS OF 103 TO 109.

* TIMING...HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL EXCEED 100 DEGREES BY 10 AM.
  HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL EXCEED 105 DEGREES BETWEEN NOON AND 4 PM
  AND THEN FALL SLOWLY DURING THE EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACT...OVERHEATING AND DEHYDRATION CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU
  WILL BE OUTDOORS TODAY. IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO RECOGNIZE THE
  SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION ON YOURSELF...SO PLAN TO TAKE
  FREQUENT BREAKS. YOU MAY RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF HEAT
  EXHAUSTION MORE READILY IN OTHERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION...HEAVY SWEATING...
FATIGUE...CONFUSION...HEADACHE...PALE AND CLAMMY SKIN...THIRST...
DIZZINESS...NAUSEA AND VOMITING...RAPID HEARTBEAT...CRAMPS OR
WEAKNESS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING.  WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. BE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF
WATER HOURS BEFORE STRENUOUS ACTIVITY AND THEN DURING.

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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