Pat Shingleton: "Shanghai'd by the Heat..."
Tuesday morning the National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for 23 parishes and nine counties. The advisory prepares the public for a combination of high temperatures and high humidity that could create heat related illnesses. Residents are urged to reduce sun exposure, take frequent breaks, stay hydrated and check on the elderly. As the air conditioners experience extended usage, scattered power outages are also possible. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is advancing its stretch of triple-digit readings to six days and globally, two deaths have been reported in Shanghai. For nine consecutive days eastern China has suffered through 106 degree weather. Traditional summertime rains tracked northward due to a shift in a subtropical high. Typhoon Soulik hit China in July causing flooding rains that haven't returned since then.
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