Heat advisory in effect until Saturday at 7 p.m.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for these areas until Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for these areas until Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.(National Weather Service)
Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 1:33 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Regional weather could make things more difficult for people in the ArkLaMiss who took a hit during Hurricane Laura.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Heat Advisory for a large portion of the area. It will last until Saturday at 7 p.m. The National Weather Service in Jackson has also warned of high temperatures and heat index values for Saturday.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s. It’s expected to feel 105 or higher. Prolonged outdoor activity could be problematic.

This will be especially difficult for people who are still without power or who are working to clean up storm damage outside. You are advised to take precautions for your safety. As of noon Friday, there were more than 230,000 people in Louisiana still without power.

Take a look at the following graphics from the National Weather Service for more information. The first is for the western side of the viewing area. The second is for the eastern side of the viewing area.

National Weather Service Heat Advisory Guidance

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. 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. Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 911.

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