KLOL gives $1,001 for 1998 Houston heatwave

Outlaw Dave at KLOL studios
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We could use a Rock 101 KLOL on the radio today like we did during the 1998 Houston heatwave.

The Houston Chronicle reported in that year, a high-pressure center parked over Texas pushed gulf breezes away and left the state to melt.

The summer of 2020 has proven to be a hot one too! On the day of this post, Houston has a heat advisory with potential index temperature values of 105 to 110 degrees !

Back in 1998, Rock 101 KLOL and Outlaw Dave gave out $1,001 to the 101st caller each time the temperature hit 101 degrees during the late 90s Houston summer heatwave!

KLOL then gave a $3000 relief check to Sheltering Arms to help the elderly and disabled.

Heat tips

The Houston Fire Department reminds citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors. The goal is to avoid heat-related medical emergencies. This includes making sure caregivers “Look Before They Lock” for children and pets left in vehicles.

Before conducting outdoors activities, drink plenty of water and electrolyte-replacement beverages. Avoid beverages or food sources with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar. These drinks can actually result in the loss of body fluid.  Most popular sodas contain high levels of sugar and should be avoided when conducting strenuous activity. Also avoid drinking alcohol the evening before conducting exercise.

Conduct outdoor work or exercise in the early morning or evening when it is cooler. Individuals unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment need to start slowly and gradually increase heat exposure over several weeks. Take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned facility.

A wide-brimmed, loose-fitting hat allows ventilation helping prevent sunburn and heat-related emergencies. A tight-fitting baseball cap is not the best choice when conducting outdoors activities. Sunscreen also helps protect injury from the sun’s rays and reduces the risk of sunburn. ¬†Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that permits the evaporation of perspiration. Do not leave children, senior citizens or pets unattended in a vehicle.