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Covington Police Department
Friday September 6th, 2019 :: 03:44 p.m. CDT

Advisory

Heat Advisory until 07:00PM Saturday

...DANGEROUS HEAT CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .A very hot airmass is in place and this will continue to lead to afternoon highs well above normal. Highs will climb into the upper 90s to near 100. This will combine with relatively humid conditions west of I-55 and lead to heat indices in the 105 to 110 degrees range. The area of hotter conditions will spread eastward to include all of southeast Louisiana away from the coastal marshes and southern Mississippi. The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM to 7 PM CDT Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE...95 to 100 with heat index 105 to 110.

* DURATION...5 to 7 hours.

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

* AFFECTED AREAS: HARRISON ... AMITE ... JACKSON ... PEARL RIVER ... ST. TAMMANY ... UPPER PLAQUEMINES ... WALTHALL ... UPPER JEFFERSON ... UPPER ST. BERNARD ... NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA ... ORLEANS ... HANCOCK ... WASHINGTON ... PIKE

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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