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'Feels like' temperatures as high as 112°F possible Wednesday

Expect excessive heat from Wednesday until Sunday.

NEW ORLEANS — The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a heat advisory for southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Forecasters say the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Heat index values in the region are expected to be as high as 112 degrees Fahrenheit.

Emergency leaders in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish say they expect heat advisories to be issued every day between June 22 and June 26. Some of these effects can already be seen in not just air temperatures but water temperatures as well, such as in Lake Pontchartrain which was described as a 'hot bath' by a local citizen.

The NWS advises individuals to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. 

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

now the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

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