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Weather

NWS: Red Flag Warning Issued Until Monday Evening

The Houston-Galveston area is under a wind advisory.

 

The Houston-Galveston area is under a wind advisory.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Fire Warning effective Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A Red Flag Warning means that strong winds, coupled with low humidity may cause the formation of fires that could spread rapidly.

Area residents are asked to remain cautious of items that could spark fires, which includes properly discarding of smoking materials and being careful not to allow vehicles to idle over areas of tall grass.

Emergency officials also warn not to use grills or cooking equipment during these times. If you do, ensure there’s some type of extinguishing agent nearby.

NWS predicts that winds in the region will range from 15-20 mph with gusts nearing 30 mph.

 

Here are tips to prevent a wildfire:

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