The City of Kemah Emergency Management continues to monitor the possible weather developments making their way towards our region. As we continue to track these developments, now is a good time to review your significant weather event preparedness plans.
In addition to our Emergency Preparedness document for a quick overview of what you will need to be aware of during events like this, we also highly recommend visiting www.GCOEM.org to download the Galveston County Emergency and Disaster Guide. It is filled with tips and information to help you prepare.
The City of Kemah urges you to please stay abreast of weather developments by following local weather news reports for Galveston County. And observing communications from the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas for the latest information.
The National Weather Service has produced the following information:
Heat Advisory is in effect until 8 PM today for the northwest counties of Southeast Texas. Temperatures are expected to peak in a 100-104 degree range with heat index values generally in a 106-110 range before scattered showers and thunderstorms develop and move across the area. If the storms develop early enough, the temperatures and heat index values might not get that high.
Continue to practice heat safety. LOOK before you LOCK!
Over the weekend and/or on into the start of next week, it is possible that another Heat Advisory might be needed and possibly expanded to include more counties.
Well above normal temperatures will persist across the northwest portions of Southeast Texas today. A majority of the area is expected to see peak heat index values greater than 108 degrees, so a Heat Advisory is in effect. All heat safety precautions should continue to be taken. If showers and thunderstorms manage to develop early enough, temperatures and heat index values might not get as high as expected.
Extreme Heat Messaging
With extreme heat in the forecast, the NWS will use the following messaging:
-Limit any time outdoors, especially during the afternoon
-Check your backseat for any pets or children
-Check in with your neighbors, especially the elderly
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
-Wear sunscreen and light clothing
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the National Weather Service office at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.