After spending a long hot Monday watching the mercury rise, the National Weather Service is urging Katy, Texas residents and the surrounding Southeast area to take extra precautions against the intense temperatures.
With a strong wave of high pressure bringing hot, dry temperatures to the region, yesterday’s highs reached the upper 90s, even close to 100 in the Katy area, while coastal counties didn’t see much of a decrease, with the thermometer still managing to reach the low to mid 90s.
With such strong heat come even stronger concerns for those outdoors. Below are some of the National Weather Service’s tips for coping with the summer heat wave:
- Working outside? Be sure to take frequent breaks and watch for signs of heat-related illness or fatigue.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid strenuous activities, try to reschedule for early morning or late-evening hours when the temperatures should be cooler and more manageable.
- Wear light, loose-fitting clothing when possible.
Have any additional recommendations? Leave us a comment below; we’d love to hear what you’re doing to stay safe and cool all summer long!