CHEROKEE COUNTY – A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, August 9, in parts of eastern Texas and surrounding areas, according to National Weather Service officials.
“The hot and humid conditions in the region today will allow the heat index to exceed 105 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect for the entire region for this afternoon, ”officials said. “A few thunderstorms will also be possible this afternoon during peak heating hours, primarily in the Eastern Tex Lake District as well as in west-central Louisiana.”
Meanwhile, these conditions are expected to continue across the region for the remainder of the week, with high temperatures expected in the mid to high 90s, combined with increasing humidity, will allow values for the heat index to climb between 105 and 110 degrees for much of this time. week, NWS said.
Thermal safety precautions should be taken outdoors to avoid heat stress and heat related illnesses.
“Hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities,” officials said, reminding people to:
• Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, out of direct sunlight, and watch your loved ones and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities in the early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat and heat exhaustion
caress. Wear light, loose clothing when possible. To reduce the risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area, ”officials said. “Heat stroke is an emergency.