East Texas received a good bit of rain this spring, but now it's plain hot outside -- regardless of what storms we have gotten since the start of summer.

In the absence of rain summer-like temperatures are here along with the humidity. Most of the time the heat is tolerable, but when you factor in the humidity, that's when it becomes uncomfortable in East Texas. I say after living here for a while you get used to it, but it's still unbearable and we'll complain about it!

As clean-up efforts continue across the region, those working outdoors will need to pay attention to their body so that they do not overheat and suffer a heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Knowing the difference between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

While being active outdoors we have to pay attention to our bodies so that we don't cook them from the inside out. With the combination of heat and humidity, it is challenging for our bodies to properly regulate our core body temperature. When we lose too much water and salt through perspiration, we can experience a heat-related illness. (University of Houston)

During times of extreme heat, it is important for us to stay hydrated and pay attention to what our bodies are telling us.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

When the temperatures and humidity get high to where it begins to affect people the National Weather Service will issue any or all of the following:

Heat can be dangerous and if you're not careful you could potentially die from overheating your body.

If you have any outdoor activities planned make sure you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated so that your body can sweat. Find shade and try to stay out of direct sunlight. Whether those outdoor activities are for leisure, sports, work, or working in the yard you could overheat your body quickly.

These Waterparks Provide A Splashing Good Time For East Texans

As the heat begins to bake East Texas, you'll find some relief from the heat and humidity at these nearby waterparks.

Gallery Credit: Lucky Larry, Mix 93-1

The Floating Water Park in Texas

This has to be on your Texas summertime bucket list:

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

Hey Food Network, These East Texas Best East Are Worthy Of An Episode

We're sending Food Network a message - it's about time to bring some of those cameras from your shows and feature our fantastic restaurants on several of your shows.

East Texas is full of fantastic restaurants that are owned by some extremely talented chefs, pitmasters and bakers. For years you, the Food Network, have been creating shows featuring local hot spots and we feel it's about time for some of our favorite hot spots to be featured on one of your many shows.

Gallery Credit: Lucky Larry

The Longview And Tyler Restaurants That Should Be Resurrected

The popular eating joints once served thousands of East Texans. Unfortunately, they're just a memory now and East Texans want them back

Gallery Credit: Lucky Larry

EDIT: This was originally published June 7, 2024

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