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Jim Hogg County taking measures to conserve water

Excessive heat warning causes high demand
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Posted at 10:23 AM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 13:57:30-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in South Texas that's led to water-saving measures currently in place in Jim Hogg County.

Due to high demand of water use in the area, the Jim Hogg County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 is asking people to limit their use of water from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. According to a post on their Facebook page, after 7 p.m. people in the district can use water for a limited time, up to 45 minutes.

The excessive heat warning covers many inland counties, including inland Nueces and Kleberg counties from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. today. This is for heat index values of up to 115 degrees for several hours.

In addition, for those not included in the excessive heat warning, there is a Heat Advisory in place from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. for heat index values of up to 111 degrees.