Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, her administration and emergency operations personnel continue to monitor any potential impacts of Potential Tropical Cyclone Two, currently located in the Gulf of Mexico, and forecast to possibly become a tropical depression later this week. Parish Government is following its emergency planning, and has instituted its Storm in the Gulf protocols. Although the predicted path of this system by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center modeling has not pinpointed the severity of the impact to St. Tammany at this time, Parish Government remains prepared for any predicted impacts.
Parish Officials will continue to closely monitor this system and are asking residents to do the same. The St. Tammany Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is receiving continual updates from the National Weather Service and is receiving constant updates concerning the track of Potential Tropical Cyclone Two as it gains strength in the Gulf.
Based upon the forecast, Parish Government will announce any emergency preparedness information to the public through the local media, our website, and through social media on Facebook and Twitter. Citizens can also sign up to receive automatic email updates from the Parish by visitingwww.stpgov.org.
DOTD reminds motorists to use caution during severe weather Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:45 AM New Orleans- With severe weather and heavy rainfall impacting the Greater New Orleans area, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reminds motorists to take extra precautions should traveling be necessary. District personnel are on site monitoring the forecast and will make appropriate decisions to ensure the safety of the traveling public. Many roads in the region are either closed or have high water on them, so use precaution and only drive if you must.
Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke
The possibility of severe weather this weekend along with high temperatures can create a dangerous situation for those sensitive to the temperature and humidity. It is a good idea to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and understand the differences between the two.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
- Faintness or Dizziness
- Excessive Sweating
- Cool, Pale, Clammy Skin
- Nausea, Vomiting
- Rapid, Weak Pulse
- Muscle Cramps
Treating Heat Exhaustion
- Move To Cooler Location
- Drink Water
- Take A Cool Shower Or Use Cold Compresses
Symptoms of Heat Stroke
- Throbbing Headache
- No Sweating
- Body Temp Above 103 Degrees
- Red, Hot Dry Skin
- Nausea, Vomiting
- Rapid, Strong Pulse
- May Lose Consciousness
Treating Heat Stroke
- Get Emergency Help
- Keep Cool Until Treated
Heat-related illnesses are preventable.
Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat related illness.
Basic Hot Weather Tips:
Wear Appropriate Clothing, Stay Cool Indoors, Pace Yourself, Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully, Protect Yourself From the Sun, Do Not Leave Children or Pets In Cars, Avoid Hot and Heavy Meals, Stay Hydrated
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