How to beat the summer heat

By Nick Guillory - email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - We see it every summer. Even though the official start of this summer is 5 days away, the dangers of hot weather are here now.

With only one Shreveport pool open this summer, the local Red Cross is offering tips to help you survive the hot conditions.

First, stay in cool areas and try to stay out of the heat as much as possible. Next, avoid outside work in the middle of the day-stick to early morning hours from 4-7 a.m. Lastly and most importantly, stay hydrated.

The Red Cross said listening to that advice could help you beat the heat. "When you start feeling the effects of the sun you want to get out of the sun, take a break and take a breather. You want to make sure you're sitting in the shade."

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development also shares tips for motorists that may run into trouble in the heat of the summer.

LA DOTD "Motorist Assist Program" can provide up to 2-gallons of gas. The MAP assistants can even help you change a tire or give you a jump start. The helpers can also fill your radiator up with water and even provide the use of a cell phones.

Texas motorists can check the back of their licenses for a number for roadside assistance.

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