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Friday August 9th, 2019 :: 01:03 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the New Orleans area beginning Friday, 10:30 AM, 09-08-2019. Heat index readings ("feels like" temperatures) could be as high as 112 degrees. 

Stay cool, hydrated, and check on family & neighbors, especially the elderly. More: https://ready.nola.gov/plan/heat/

STAY COOL

  • Stay inside in air conditioning.
  • Go to air-conditioned places like a library, NORDC rec center, or mall.
  • Stay out of the sun and wear a hat. Take breaks often.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Don't leave your pets outside or in a car.

STAY HYDRATED

  • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks.
  • Remind others to drink water.

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS OF HEAT ILLNESS

Children under 4, adults over 65, and people who are overweight or ill are especially at risk of heat-related illnesses. Here’s how you can recognize heat-related illness and what you should do. 


Symptoms

What You Should Do

HEAT EXHAUSTION

 
  • Heavy sweating
  • Weakness
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin
  • Weak pulse
  • Fainting and vomiting
  • Move to a cooler location.
  • Lie down and loosen your clothing.
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible.
  • Sip water.
  • If you have vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

HEAT STROKE

 
  • High body temperature (above 103°F)
  • Hot, red, dry, or moist skin
  • Rapid and strong pulse
  • Possible unconsciousness 
  • Call 911 immediately — this is a medical emergency.
  • Move the person to a cooler environment.
  • Reduce the person's body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.
  • Do NOT give fluids.

Address/Location
NOLA Ready

New Orleans, LA

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

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