Weather Update-Heat Advisory

July 8, 2022 – 7:33pm

The National Weather Service office in Shreveport has issued a Heat Advisory in Effect for our area through 7:00 pm Saturday.  Take proper precautions.  See the text of the advisory below:

* WHAT…Heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees.

* WHERE…All of north central and northwest Louisiana,

  southeast Oklahoma, south central and southwest Arkansas and

  east and northeast Texas.

* WHEN…Until 7 PM CDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat

  illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.


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