The Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management at Texas Southmost College is currently tracking major to extreme risk of heat related impacts this week and weekend. Heat advisories and/or excessive heat warnings likely by memorial day weekend.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will result in dangerous heat index values each afternoon through Memorial Day weekend across Deep South Texas. This will result in a major to extreme risk of heat related impacts to anyone that is spending time outside and is not taking the proper precautions against the oppressive heat. Heat Advisories and/or Excessive Heat Warnings are likely for portions of Deep South Texas over the next several days


Message for TSC employees and students

With the warmer months just beginning we wanted to remind you that heat exhaustion/stroke are dangerous conditions. To mitigate the risk of heat exhaustion/stroke please remember to follow these safety tips to stay cool during the summer heat.
  • Stay hydrated to prevent any heat related illnesses. Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours.
  • While working outside, take breaks in the shade.
  • Wear light-colored clothing.
  • Young children and pets should NEVER be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
  • Keep an eye on fellow workers.
    • Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible to persons not acclimated or unprepared for “feels like” temperatures near 110.
    • Heat exhaustion is likely to persons unprepared for “feels like” temperatures between 111 and 115.  Heat stroke is possible for persons exposed to the heat for several hours without adequate protection, with severe life and health risk.
  • If you encounter someone in heat distress, move them to a shaded area, apply cool towels to their head and body, supply them with water, and call 9-1-1 immediately!