Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
216 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...Heat Advisory in effect this afternoon...

.Heat indices of at or above 108 are currently being observed
across a large portion of the advisory area.

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Brazoria-Chambers-Fort Bend-Galveston-Harris-Jackson-Liberty-
Matagorda-Wharton-
Including the cities of Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bay City,
Cleveland, Dayton, Edna, El Campo, Freeport, Friendswood,
Galveston, Houston, Humble, Katy, Lake Jackson, League City,
Liberty, Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Palacios, Pasadena,
Pearland, Pierce, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Texas City,
Tomball, Wharton, and Winnie
216 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* EVENT...Heat index values of 106 to 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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