A ‘HEAT ADVISORY’ alert has been issued for Lafourche Parish from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Please take the proper precautions to protect yourself and others during the extreme heat.
Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:
IF YOU ARE UNDER A HEAT ADVISORY:
BE SAFE DURING:
RECOGNIZE & RESPOND:
Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it: