Saturday, 18 June 2016

Heat Emergency Plan imposed as Houston heat hits 108F (42C)


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The City of Houston is urging residents to take precaution in the intense heat expected Friday and Saturday.
The city early Friday activated its Heat Emergency Plan.
Houston activates the plan when the heat index, a computation of air temperature and humidity, reaches 108F (42C) on two consecutive days.
Anyone without access to air-conditioning can seek shelter during business hours at city multi-service centers, libraries or recreation centers.
A map of open cooling centers is available online at houstontx.gov/emergency.
KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says a heat advisory will be in effect for all of Southeast Texas both Friday and Saturday.
Slightly cooler temps are expected Sunday as a rain chance moves in.
Health officials recommend people take precautions against high heat and humidity to prevent illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Make sure you drink plenty of water and stay in the shade as much as possible if you must work outdoors.

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