KTRE-tv reports on High Heat Warnings

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.


How to Get a Good Nights Sleep

HelpGuide.org Offers some Simple Steps to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep. Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even your weight.
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Water Over Road Hazard

FM 1280 near White Rock Creek and SH 19 at Pumpkin Vine Creek in Trinity County both have water over the roadway. Travel is discouraged. Stay alert for rising water and don’t drive through flooded areas.
Visit drivetexas.org for road conditions statewide.

10/15/18. 9:25 pm

Rhonda Oaks
Communication Division
Lufkin District

Happy 4th of July! Be Safe!

We want everyone to have a great holiday, and a safe one.

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever you have planned, Enjoy your holiday with steps you and your family can follow to be safe. Whether the Holiday involves fireworks, grilling or going to the seashore.

The Red Cross has safety tips everyone can follow. More, Go Here.

  1. FIREWORKS SAFETY The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals.
  2. GRILLING SAFETY Every year people in this country are injured while using backyard charcoal or gas grills. Follow these steps to safely cook up treats for the backyard barbecue.
  3. WATER SAFETY If someone’s visit to the pool or shore, they should learn how to swim and only swim at a lifeguarded beach.
  4. SUN PROTECTION Limit exposure to direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15. Reapply sunscreen often. Remember to drink plenty of water regularly, even if not thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them.
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