Excessive Heat Warning in Effect for Shreveport Area
The heat is on everyone's mind these days and it does not look like we will be getting any relief any time soon. The Shreveport Bossier area will likely see triple digit temps for the next week and even into next week.
The National Weather Service has now issued an "excessive heat warning" through at least 7pm Tuesday evening. This warning includes northwest Louisiana, northeast Texas, south central and southwest Arkansas and north central Louisiana.
What Can We Expect with This Heat?
The NWS says we will see "dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures between 100 and 105 degrees and heat index values up to 112."
This warning also advises residents to be extra careful if you must be outside. "Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities."
Shreveport does have cooling centers operating at all of the SPAR facilities where residents can get out of the heat and get a cool drink of water. These cooling centers have air conditioning and a place for folks to sit and take a breather.
Employers of workers that have to be outdoors are urged to make sure your workers take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.
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