Heat advisory in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a heat advisory which is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.
• Temperature — reaching from 97 to 101 across lower southeast Texas including the Golden Triangle.
• Heat index — peak values ranging from 108 to 112 degrees.
• Impacts — dangerous heat related stress and fatigue can occur to those working or exercising outdoors.
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 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, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
SOURCE: National Weather Service-Lake Charles
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