The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening.
*TEMPERATURE…91 to 95 degrees, HEAT INDEX VALUES…105 to 109 degrees.
Heat exhaustion or stroke may set in if individuals and pets are not adequately cooled and/or hydrated.
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. Heatstroke is an emergency…call 9 1 1.
The National Weather Service in New Orleans/Baton Rouge has issued a Flood Warning for the Wolf River above Gulfport until Friday June 21. Wednesday night, the stage was 5.4 feet and minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
*Forecast…The river will rise above flood stage to near 8.5 feet Thursday night and fall back below flood stage by Friday afternoon. At 8.0 feet, Bells Ferry Road in Harrison County in Long Beach/Pass Christian will begin to flood. There will be water over the access road just upstream of the bridge and the road will become impassable very quickly.