Heat advisory in effect for East Texas

by Staff reports
Courtesy of UT Health East Texas Courtesy of UT Health East Texas

A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Monday, and again from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, for East Texas and surrounding regions.

According to National Weather Service – Shreveport, heat index values will range from 105 to 109 de-grees here, as well as in areas of northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas, southeast Oklahoma.

Hot temperatures combined with high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, officials said.

Residents are advised to take precautionary measures, such as drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and staying out of the sun.

Individuals are also reminded to check on relatives and neighbors; young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

When possible, reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or evening.

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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, officials said.