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Safety tips to avoid dangerous heat

Heat safety tips (Source: flickr commons) Heat safety tips (Source: flickr commons)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

Southeast Louisiana is facing lots of hot sun this week and just some spotty storms.

FOX 8 Chief Meteorologist David Bernard says, "highs will reach the mid to even upper 90s with the humidity making it feel like the triple digits."

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges everyone to use caution in the heat.

"Forecasters say a high pressure ridge and high temperatures have created a heat dome over much of the country, including Louisiana," said GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom. "The atmospheric conditions do not allow the heat to escape which creates dangerous temperatures." 

The National Weather Service offered these heat safety tips:
• Job Sites- Stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible.
 
• Indoors- Check on the elderly, sick and those without AC. 
 
• Vehicles- Never leave kids or pets unattended (Look before you lock.) 
 
• Outdoors- Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated. 

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