Season’s first Heat Advisory in effect Tuesday

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The National Weather Service has issued the first Heat Advisory of the season for Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette and Lee counties in the KXAN viewing area. Heat index (feels like) temperatures will reach 107-112 degrees in the shade Tuesday afternoon.

Here is the Advisory from the National Weather Service:


* WHAT...Heat index values up to 112 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of south central Texas.

* WHEN...From noon to 7 PM CDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
  illnesses to occur.


Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. 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 9 1 1.

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