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2018 Texas Lightning Puma Cup USA

 

July 20-22, 2018

The 2018 Texas Lightning Puma cup has been cancelled due to the latest heat advisory warning issued by the national weather service.

 

Temperatures are predicted to be 108° and the heat index in excess of 110°.

We regret this decision, however in light of this new forecast we felt the risk to players would not be worth the benefit of playing.


Per North Texas tournament rules and our Puma cup rules, we will be refunding teams that have paid.

Per our rules:

"If the tournament is canceled due to inclement weather prior to completion of a team’s first scheduled game, a maximum of 50% of the entry fee will be retained by the tournament to cover start-up costs of the tournament. "

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
1051 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>146-156>161-200000-
/O.CON.KFWD.EH.W.0001.180719T1800Z-180723T0000Z/
Montague-Cooke-Grayson-Fannin-Lamar-Young-Jack-Wise-Denton-Collin-
Hunt-Delta-Hopkins-Stephens-Palo Pinto-Parker-Tarrant-Dallas-
Rockwall-Kaufman-Van Zandt-Rains-Eastland-Erath-Hood-Somervell-
Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Comanche-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque-Hill-
Navarro-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan-Falls-Limestone-
Including the cities of Bowie, Nocona, Gainesville, Sherman,
Denison, Bonham, Paris, Graham, Olney, Jacksboro, Decatur,
Bridgeport, Carrollton, Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Plano,
McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Greenville, Commerce, Cooper,
Sulphur Springs, Breckenridge, Mineral Wells, Weatherford, Briar,
Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, Rockwall, Heath, Terrell, Kaufman,
Forney, Canton, Grand Saline, Wills Point, Van, Edgewood, Emory,
East Tawakoni, Point, Cisco, Eastland, Ranger, Gorman,
Stephenville, Dublin, Granbury, Oak Trail Shores, Glen Rose,
Cleburne, Burleson, Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Athens,
Gun Barrel City, Comanche, De Leon, Goldthwaite, Hamilton, Hico,
Clifton, Meridian, Valley Mills, Hillsboro, Corsicana, Lampasas,
Copperas Cove, Gatesville, Killeen, Temple, Fort Hood, Waco,
Marlin, Mexia, and Groesbeck
1051 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
SUNDAY...

* TEMPERATURES...High temperatures ranging from 103 to 110 are
  possible each afternoon.

* HEAT INDICES...Heat index values may exceed 110 degrees at
  times.

* IMPACTS...Very hot temperatures will increase the risk of heat
  related illnesses.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the elderly,
as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed
vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly rise
to life threatening levels.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.  When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 911.