From the National Weather Service and Red River parish Office of Homeland Security:
Heat Advisory issued July 8 at 2:32PM CDT until July 10 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Shreveport LA
Advisory is for Red River Parish and these other areas affected: Union; Sabine; De Soto; Titus; Nacogdoches; McCurtain; Gregg; Grant; Sevier; Bossier; Natchitoches; Little River; Camp; Bienville; Morris; Ouachita; Webster; Lincoln; Red River; Miller; La Salle; Upshur; Harrison; Winn; Wood; Howard; Caddo; San Augustine; Caldwell; Rusk; Franklin; Shelby; Bowie; Smith; Columbia; Cass; Lafayette; Panola; Red River; Union; Marion; Claiborne; Hempstead; Sabine; Jackson; Nevada; Angelina; Cherokee.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM Tuesday to 7 PM CDT Wednesday.
* EVENT…A ridge of high pressure will remain anchored across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley through at least the middle part of this week. Afternoon high temperatures will likely reach the middle to upper 90s areawide through at least
Wednesday. This combined with high humidity values will result in afternoon Heat Indices ranging from near 105 to near 110 degrees. Heat Indices during the overnight hours will likely only fall to near 80 degrees.
* TIMING…Mid morning on Tuesday through early evening on Wednesday.
* IMPACT…Limit outdoor activities to prevent heat related illnesses. 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.
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 neighbors.