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Thursday, August 17, 2017

There's a heat advisory in New Orleans today

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:54 AM

click to enlarge RUSTY CLARK / CREATIVE COMMONS 2.0
  • RUSTY CLARK / CREATIVE COMMONS 2.0

The City of New Orleans issued a press release last night announcing a heat advisory from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Due to high humidity levels, heat indices (you know, "feels like") may reach 105 to 110 degrees, meaning you should be cautious about your outdoor activities — and definitely move that noon run to an air-conditioned indoor treadmill.

Other tips from the city: wear loose, light-fitting clothes, don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water, and try to stay indoors until the cooler evening hours. And senior folks, the very young and people with health issues are especially sensitive to heat — on hot days like this, it's a good idea to call on elderly neighbors and make sure their air conditioning is working. Also, keep pets indoors.

The city lists several daytime and nighttime heat shelters online.
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