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Public Information Statement
Issued: 5:41 AM CDT May. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Public information statement...

... Texas flood awareness week begins today may 21st through may 25th...

... Today's topic is turn around don't drown...

The governor of Texas has proclaimed the week of may 21st through may 25th
Texas flood awareness week.

Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people
followed this simple advice, turn around don't drown. Flooding is
one of america's most underrated killers causing nearly 90
fatalities per year, and can be costly as it can result in 8
billion dollars a year in damages. More than 50 percent of flood-
related deaths are due to someone driving or walking into
floodwaters. If you come to an area that is covered with water,
you may not know the depth of the water or the condition of the
Road or ground underneath, which can be scary and dangerous. This
is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.
Play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come across
a flooding roadway or area, turn around don't drown.

For the remainder of this week, we will be exploring the following
topics.

Tuesday... preparing for flooding before it happens.
Wednesday... knowing the difference between a Flood Watch and a
Flood Warning.
Thursday... what are flash floods Friday... flood safety after the
flood risk ceases.



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541 am CDT Mon may 21 2018

... Public information statement...

... Texas flood awareness week begins today may 21st through may 25th...

... Today's topic is turn around don't drown...

The governor of Texas has proclaimed the week of may 21st through may 25th
Texas flood awareness week.

Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people
followed this simple advice, turn around don't drown. Flooding is
one of america's most underrated killers causing nearly 90
fatalities per year, and can be costly as it can result in 8
billion dollars a year in damages. More than 50 percent of flood-
related deaths are due to someone driving or walking into
floodwaters. If you come to an area that is covered with water,
you may not know the depth of the water or the condition of the
Road or ground underneath, which can be scary and dangerous. This
is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.
Play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come across
a flooding roadway or area, turn around don't drown.

For the remainder of this week, we will be exploring the following
topics.

Tuesday... preparing for flooding before it happens.
Wednesday... knowing the difference between a Flood Watch and a
Flood Warning.
Thursday... what are flash floods Friday... flood safety after the
flood risk ceases.



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532 am CDT Mon may 21 2018

... Public information statement...

... Continuing heat awareness week...

... Today's topic is heat safety at work and at play...

Outdoor workers and children at play can be a higher risk form
the effects of excessive heat. When working under hot conditions,
the occupational safety and health administration recommends
water, rest, shade which means to remain hydrated with water and
not caffeine or alcohol, making sure to take adequate breaks and
if possible, take The Breaks in a shaded area such as under a tree
or even better yet in an air- conditioned building or home. Other
things you can do to beat the heat includes applying plenty of
sunscreen, wearing light weight, loose-fitted and light-colored
clothing, because lighter colors reflect the sun and thus keeps
you cooler versus darker colors. And finally, check your weather
forecast ahead of time to be better prepared of what type of
temperature the day will bring by going to www.Weather.Gov.


For more heat awareness tips, go to our website at
www.Weather.Gov/shv, or you can follow US on twitter or check US
out on facebook.



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532 am CDT Mon may 21 2018

... Public information statement...

... Continuing heat awareness week...

... Today's topic is heat safety at work and at play...

Outdoor workers and children at play can be a higher risk form
the effects of excessive heat. When working under hot conditions,
the occupational safety and health administration recommends
water, rest, shade which means to remain hydrated with water and
not caffeine or alcohol, making sure to take adequate breaks and
if possible, take The Breaks in a shaded area such as under a tree
or even better yet in an air- conditioned building or home. Other
things you can do to beat the heat includes applying plenty of
sunscreen, wearing light weight, loose-fitted and light-colored
clothing, because lighter colors reflect the sun and thus keeps
you cooler versus darker colors. And finally, check your weather
forecast ahead of time to be better prepared of what type of
temperature the day will bring by going to www.Weather.Gov.


For more heat awareness tips, go to our website at
www.Weather.Gov/shv, or you can follow US on twitter or check US
out on facebook.



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