Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
448 PM CDT SUN JUL 17 2016
...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
During extreme heat it is important for citizens to remember the
following information to protect your life and health and that of
Stay in air conditioned buildings.
Contact your local health department to locate public access air-
conditioned centers or cooling centers in your area.
Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest
part of the day and avoid direct sunlight.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperatures.
Check on at-risk friends (such as older adults), family, and
neighbors at least twice a day.
Do not leave pets or children in parked cars.
Drink more than usual and don`t wait until you are thirsty to
Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
Make sure your family, friends, and neighbors are drinking enough
Stay informed and check your local news for extreme heat warnings
and safety tips. Visit HTTPS://EMERGENCY.CDC.GOV/DISASTERS/EXTREMEHEAT/
to find tips for preventing heat sickness and information about
the symptoms of heat-related illness. Keep your friends, family
and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information. For
more life-saving health related information call 1-800-CDC-INFO or