Triple-Digit Heat Leaves Area Cooked

Area residents are feeling the heat as temperatures rise toward record highs. Excessive heat settled over the region recently, and, much of the state has been placed under excessive heat watches and warnings with heat indexes expected over 100 for the last week.

Precautions are being made to deal with the extreme conditions. First-year Houston football coach Chris Edwards is combating rising temperatures by moving his football practices from the afternoon to the evenings. The Tigers worked out from 6-9 oclock each night this week. Edwards, who held the final session of two-a-day practices from 11 a.m. until 1:10 p.m. last week, said he made the move as a precaution. “We’ve got to look out for the welfare of the kids,” Edwards said. “It’s not the most convenient thing in the world but when you’re talking about 105-degree weather, you have to do it.” Edwards said cramps and headaches are common in extreme conditions, but they have been limited.

“Our coaches do a good job of making sure everyone has water and keeping an eye on our kids,” he said.

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