...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...
* TEMPERATURES...BETWEEN 95 TO 100 DEGREES.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...BETWEEN 105 TO 108 DEGREES.
* IMPACTS...HEAT EXHAUSTION OR STROKE MAY SET IN IF INDIVIDUALS
AND PETS ARE NOT ADEQUATELY COOLED AND/OR HYDRATED.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE
EXPECTED TO MEET OR EXCEED 105 DEGREES FOR AT LEAST TWO
BE SURE TO CHECK ON PERSONS WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS AND THE ELDERLY,
AS THEY ARE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. NEVER LEAVE YOUNG CHILDREN OR PETS IN AN ENCLOSED
VEHICLE, EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME, AS TEMPERATURES CAN QUICKLY RISE
TO LIFE THREATENING LEVELS.
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.
Brazos shows its brawn: Whitney, Waco dams drain high waters
Water flows through the gates at Lake Whitney and into the Brazos River on Tuesday at a rate of more than 24,000 cubic feet per second as area lakes continued to drain pent-up floodwaters this week.
Lake Whitney was 18.4 feet above its normal levels, while Lake Waco was 14.6 feet over its normal 462 feet above sea level. As Memorial Day approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed all day-use and camping areas at Lake Whitney and most at Lake Waco, with partial closures at Midway and Reynolds parks. Corps officials said it will likely take weeks before the reservoir levels subside and parks can be cleaned up for use.
Meanwhile, the Brazos River at Waco was flowing at 27,600 cubic feet per second and continued to swamp walkways on both sides. Even with low rain chances into the weekend, the river level is forecast to remain steady at more than 20 feet.