Natchitoches Parish included in excessive heat warning for July 15

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 pm today, July 15.

* WHAT…For the Excessive Heat Warning, dangerously hot
conditions with heat index values up to 109. For the Heat
Advisory on Wednesday, heat index values up to 107 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northwest Louisiana and
east Texas.

* IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly
increase the potential for heat related illnesses,
particularly for those working or participating in outdoor


Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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 9 1 1.