Statement as of 9:05 AM CDT on August 09, 2014
…Increasing heat index values expected each afternoon through Monday across southeast Texas…
The combination of warm temperatures and high dew points will produce afternoon heat index values of 102 and 107 degrees through Monday across much of southeast Texas. The hottest conditions are expected mainly between 1 PM and 6 PM CDT.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. If possible… slow down…reduce…or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities until the coolest part of the day. Wear light weight…loose fitting…and light colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight. Drink plenty of water. Avoid any alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
Young children…disabled adults and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Car interiors on hot Summer days can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.