KTRE-tv is reports “Recent heat advisories prompt a word of warning from East Texas doctors.”
The CDC reported last year that heat was the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the last 30 years, and East Texas doctors are reminding their patients of the seriousness of recent heat advisories.
The sun was beating down on a crew from Leal Landscaping in Lufkin. Trying to keep in the shade, they say the high temperatures from the past few weeks have made their work more physically demanding.
“Especially now in these times, the humidity has been getting to us a lot,” one worker, Francisca Santana said.
Dr. Jeremy Chester at Woodland Heights Medical Center says that road workers, contractors, or landscapers who have to work outside have to be more conscious of heat exhaustion.
“Some of the people in the lumber mills will get overheated and they will come in,” Chester said.
However, he says they become accustomed to it over time, and that those who work indoors are more likely to suffer heat-related health problems sooner.
Reduce Your Power Usage Friday (8/16/19) High temperatures on Today, Friday Aug. 16, may increase electricity demand in Texas to near record levels.
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KTRE First Alert: Dangerous heat coming to East Texas
By Brad Hlozek, Meteorologist
(KTRE) – With an impending heat wave Warning coming to the Piney Woods over the next several days, we have gone ahead and declared First Alert Weather Days from now through this weekend.
Some refer to today as the longest day of the year – to be more correct it is the day with the most sunlight!
It’s more about what happens astronomically than the temperatures because we all know summer temperatures in Texas start in May phenomenon that brings the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere (and the shortest night).
The 2018 summer solstice in the northern hemisphere will occur on June 21 at 6:07 a.m. EDT, about 45 minutes after sunrise on the East Coast but before dawn across most of the U.S.