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Heat Advisory

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on July 20, 2018
Statement as of 4:21 am CDT on July 20, 2018

... Heat advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM CDT
this evening...

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM CDT
this evening.

* Temperature... heat index values of 108 to 110 degrees.

* Duration... 6 to 8 hours.

* Impacts... prolonged outdoor activities could lead to heat
related illness if precautions are not taken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and

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.

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.

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