...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.
Murals en masse: See what's being created around town
One of the hottest arts scenes in Waco this summer, in more ways than one, are outdoor murals where color-splashed scenes of Waco history, landmarks and people are transforming previously blank walls.
Muralist Tony Bryant is working on a new mural at Ambold's Key, Lock and Alarm, 1125 Franklin Ave.
The ArtPrenticeship project has murals in progress at Brotherwell Brewing, 400 E. Bridge St., and the Family Health Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Clinic, at 1911 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., with a community painting day planned for 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the center.
The largest mural in town stretches for nearly 300 feet on the side of Diversified Product Development, 1001 Webster Ave., and was recently finished. A public celebration of its completion is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.