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Covington Police Department
Wednesday August 14th, 2019 :: 11:14 a.m. CDT

Advisory

Heat Advisory until 07:00PM

...POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON... .High humidity levels and above normal temperatures will produce heat index readings from 108 to 112 degrees in much of southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana this afternoon. A cold front approaching from the north may allow the development of thunderstorms this afternoon that could break the heat in some locations. The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs in the lower and middle 90s with heat index readings of 108 to 112 degrees.

* DURATION...1 to 4 hours this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...High heat index values will cause an increased risk of heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HARRISON ... WILKINSON ... AMITE ... ST. CHARLES ... WEST BATON ROUGE ... JACKSON ... PEARL RIVER ... UPPER PLAQUEMINES ... ST. TAMMANY ... WEST FELICIANA ... WALTHALL ... UPPER JEFFERSON ... UPPER ST. BERNARD ... HANCOCK ... ORLEANS ... NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA ... ST. HELENA ... SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA ... WASHINGTON ... EAST FELICIANA ... ASCENSION ... IBERVILLE ... EAST BATON ROUGE ... POINTE COUPEE ... LIVINGSTON ... PIKE ... ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Instructions:

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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 heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

Address/Location
Covington Police Department
609 N Columbia St
Covington, LA 70433

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 985-892-8500

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Heat Advisory

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