Heat advisory in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that takes effect at 9 a.m. Thursday and lasts until 9 p.m. for the following southeast Texas counties:

  • Austin
  • Brazoria
  • Chambers
  • Colorado
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Matagorda
  • Liberty
  • Waller
  • Wharton

Heat indices are projected to reach between 105 and 110 degrees on Thursday afternoon.

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.

Each year, a number of fatalities occur nationwide due to children accidentally being left in vehicles during the summer months. In the past dozen years, 500 children have died due to hyperthermia after being left in or gaining access to cars. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle not even for a minute.