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.
By lowering your usage from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you can potentially reduce your overall energy costs and help reduce stress on the grid.
Here’s how to quickly reduce usage in the home:
As you can see from the images above and below, it’s a good day to go to the Texas Forestry Museum. They have lot of very unique and interesting relics, history and items for your kids and adults inside the Museum.
Thursday, August 24th through Tuesday, August 29th
Thunderstorms will continue to shift well south of I-20 for
Thursday, but begin to lift back northward on Friday.
Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Harvey will continue to strengthen and make landfall along the Texas Coastal Bend by Friday night. Harvey is modeled to move northeastward into East Texas and South Louisiana this weekend into next week.
At this time, rainfall amounts of six to ten inches are expected across portions of Deep East Texas and adjacent Central Louisiana, with isolated higher amounts possible. Lesser amounts are expected further north in our area.
If these rainfall amounts pan out, flash flooding as well as river flooding will be likely. However, uncertainty is high with this forecast, and adjustments to rainfall amounts and timing are likely over the next few days.