Excessive Heat Warning in Southwest Louisiana

This alert expired on August 31, 2020 at 8:00:00 PM CDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Calcasieu; East Cameron; West Cameron

Posted August 31, 2020 at 7:56:00 PM CDT

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM CDT TUESDAY...

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM CDT Tuesday.

* WHAT...Heat index values from 102 to 108 degrees expected.

* WHERE...Southeast Texas and portions of Southwest Louisiana.

* WHEN...The Excessive Heat Warning will expire at 8 PM CDT
Monday. The Heat Advisory is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM CDT
Tuesday.

* TEMPERATURE...91 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit.

* Impacts...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses, especially where power outages have occurred.

Recommended 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
neighbors.
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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