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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
444 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

...Dangerous Heat Index Temperatures continue across the Rio
Grande Valley and the Northern Ranchlands late this afternoon...

.An unusually hot air mass continues to cover the Rio Grande
valley and northern ranchlands late this afternoon. Though actual
temperatures are a few degrees lower than the record temperatures
yesterday...relative humidity values are higher this afternoon
and will continue to provide dangerous apparent temperatures the
rest of the afternoon into early this evening.

TXZ248>257-240000-
/O.EXT.KBRO.HT.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170624T0000Z/
Zapata-Jim Hogg-Brooks-Kenedy-Starr-Hidalgo-Inland Willacy-
Inland Cameron-Coastal Willacy-Coastal Cameron-
Including the cities of Zapata, Hebbronville, Falfurrias, Sarita,
Rio Grande City, Roma, McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, Mission,
Weslaco, Raymondville, Brownsville, Harlingen, Port Mansfield,
Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Laguna Heights, and Laguna Vista
444 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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

* APPARENT TEMPERATURE...111 to 115.

* IMPACTS...Persons and pets not sufficiently hydrated before
  during and after spending any time in the heat may face the
  risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the heat index...a measure of how
it feels when temperature and humidity are combined...equals or
exceeds 111 for 2 hours or more during the day.

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 9 1 1.

Heat kills! Never leave children and pets unattended in vehicles.
Temperatures can become lethal in minutes...rising above
130 degrees.

The elderly and people with chronic illness tend to be affected
the most by the heat. Heat exhaustion...cramps...or in extreme
cases heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure. Friends...
relatives...or neighbors should check on people who may be at
risk.

&&

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Castillo



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