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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
917 AM CDT THU JUN 26 2014

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...TEMPERATURE AND HEAT CASUALTY STATISTICS...

EXTREME HEAT DURING THE SUMMERTIME ACROSS THE AREA IS COMMON...
BUT IT CAN ALSO BE DEADLY. EXTREME HEAT FOR OUR AREA IS GENERALLY
DEFINED WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
AND HEAT INDICES REACH 105 DEGREES OR HIGHER.

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES DURING THE SUMMER ACROSS THE REGION
GENERALLY AVERAGE AROUND 92 DEGREES DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE THROUGH
AUGUST. HOWEVER THERE CAN BE SEVERAL DAYS...ESPECIALLY DURING THE
MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST...WHEN THE TEMPERATURES CAN EXCEED 100
DEGREES.

HEAT BY FAR IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF ALL WEATHER EVENTS...
AVERAGING OVER 170 DEATHS A YEAR NATIONWIDE OVER. MOST HEAT RELATED
FATALITIES OCCUR DURING A TIME WHEN THERE ARE SEVERAL DAYS OF EXTREME
HEAT. THIS IS CALLED A HEAT WAVE.

MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE DEATHS ARE LOCATED IN PERMANENT HOMES...
WHERE THE PERSON IS ELDERLY...OR CAN NOT AFFORD AIR CONDITIONING.
PEOPLE OVER 60 GENERALLY ACCOUNT FOR OVER HALF OF THE HEAT RELATED
DEATHS.

LIVING IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES WE CAN NOT AVOID THE EXTREME
HEAT...HOWEVER WE CAN TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS AND PREPARE. WE
SHOULD TAKE STEPS TO CHECK ON AND ASSIST THE ELDERLY AND THE POOR...
AS THEY ARE MOST LIKELY TO SUCCUMB TO THE EXTREME HEAT.

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