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Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:07 PM CDT Jul. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 11 am CDT Friday and has
been upgraded to an excessive heat warning from 11 am to 8 PM CDT
Friday...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport is continuing a heat
advisory until 11 am CDT Friday and has upgraded the advisory to
an excessive heat warning from 11 am to 8 PM CDT Friday.

* Event... daytime temperatures in the lower 100s and high humidity
will result in maximum heat index values of at least 110 degrees
on Friday.

* Timing... heat index values should fall below 105 degrees early
this evening, but will climb up to and over 110 degrees late
Friday morning before temperatures gradually cool early Friday
evening.

* Impact... heat related illnesses will be possible for those
involved in outdoor activities and home bound persons without
air conditioning or circulated air.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency, call 9 1 1.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.



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