Louisiana Heat Wave Claims Lives

Louisiana, like the rest of the South, has been experiencing an extreme heat wave in the past weeks. The heat has been so extreme, in fact, that 2 Louisianans have died as a result, as well as 13 Texans and untold others, according to the American Press. Among the casualties: one Shreveport man who passed away late Sunday in Bossier City, as well as a Keithville woman who’d been without power for several days before succumbing to the extreme heat.

The heat has been so bad that the National Weather Service in Slidell issued an excessive heat warning on June 16 this year, which is the earliest they’ve ever issued the warning for the area.

From all of us here at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, stay safe this summer. Stay out of the heat as much as possible, but if you must be outside for work or play, make sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks, preferably in the shade or indoors. You should also familiarize yourself with the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke so that you can help others who may be experiencing those conditions.

Soon enough, the heat of summer will give way to the coolness of late fall and winter. But until then, stay safe out there, and don’t become another statistic.