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Louisiana is well known for hot summers and stifling humidity. In some areas, temperatures can even reach triple digits during peak daylight hours. So as you head outdoors to enjoy local summertime festivities, be sure to drink plenty of water, keep alcohol intake to a minimum, avoid leaving pets and loved ones in parked vehicles, and watch out for signs of heat-related illness: light-headedness, nausea and confusion. Click here for more ways to safely beat the heat.

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