Most of the state and the region will be under another heat advisory today as Louisiana deals with its first lengthy heatwave of the summer.

Shreveport is opening cooling centers to help residents deal with the heat. Temps are climbing to the upper 90's, but the heat index will make it feel like nearly 109 because of the humidity.

State Climatologist Barry Keim says it’s dangerous to spend a lot of time outdoors when the heat index hits 110-degrees.

Hot and humid weather will continue on Tuesday resulting in heat index values climbing to between 105 and 109 degrees. Therefore, a Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire Four State Area from noon until 7pm CDT.

This heat advisory includes all of the Arklatex from Broken Bow to Lufkin and the Shreveport Bossier City area. It also stretches to Homer, Monroe and Jena.
Shreveport SPAR facilities will serve as cooling centers and will be open to the public. Free bottled water will be available and seating areas will be set up inside these facilities that have air conditioning:
A.B. Palmer Community Center - 547 E. 79th St.
Airport Park Community Center - 6500 Kennedy Dr.
David Raines Community Center - 2920 Round Grove Ln.
Hattie Perry Community Center - 4300 Ledbetter St.
Mamie Hicks Community Center - 200 Mayfair Dr.
Southern Hills Community Center - 1002 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Valencia Park Community Center - 1800 Viking Dr

Here are some tips you should remember:

Stay hydrated
Avoid strenuous activity
Limit time outdoors if you can
Don't leave children or pets in hot cars

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