Shreveport Area Woman Dies as a Result of Extreme Heat
SHREVEPORT, LA - Another heat related death in the Shreveport area. The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed one storm-related death in Caddo Parish. The Caddo Parish coroner has confirmed the death of a 62-year-old woman who was discovered on Tuesday in an area that did not have power for an extended period of time. The cause was heat-related.
The woman has been identified as Tina Perritt who was found by concerned relatives at her home in the 9500 block of Rosalie Loop after several days with no electricity.
The Investigation continues into the death which is also attributed to chronic health issues that led to hyperthermia in this triple digit heat.
This is the first death due to this storm event in Caddo Parish. A power line worker died on Monday in Marshall, Texas as a result of heat related issues.
What Are the Signs of Heat Illnesses?
- Heavy sweating.
- Painful muscle cramps.
- Extreme weakness and/or fatigue.
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
- Dizziness and/or headache.
- Body temperature normal or slightly high.
- Pulse fast and weak.
Residents are urged to check on family members and elderly neighbors to make sure they are ok. Be sure they have plenty of water and have access to a place to cool off if they do not have power during this storm crisis.