Heat Advisory Is in Effect for Shreveport Area
A heat advisory has been issued for all of the Ark-La-Tex for Monday as heat index values are expected to climb to between 105 and 109 degrees across the region.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport says this advisory includes
Parishes in Louisiana:
Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Lincoln, DeSoto, Red River, Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Caldwell and LaSalle.
Counties in Arkansas:
Sevier, Howard, Little Rive, Hempstead, Nevada, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Union
Counties in Texas:
Bowie, Franklin, Titus, Camp, Morris, Cass, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Smith, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina and San Augustine.
This heat advisory includes Shreveport-Bossier City and the entire region. It is in effect from noon until 7 PM CDT.
The national weather service says these hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses in some people.
Here are the tips you need to deal with the heat:
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.