It's always hot in the summer here in Louisiana.  Between the heat and humanity, it's easy sweat a pool water even when your standing still.  This summer has been dryer than years past and the excessive heat has sent temperatures skyrocketing well past 100 degrees.  7 Storm team Meteorologist, Zack Fradella, warns peak temps are between 108-112 degrees this week. In the video below he explains how dangerous this can be.

With excessive Heat Warnings for much of the area, a few "burn bans" have been issued until we get a reasonable amount of rain.  Click here, to see what areas in Louisiana are under the ban.  In the meantime, be sure to check on elderly family members or neighbors on a fixed income.  Make sure their ok and have plenty of water on hand.

(Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Also, think about your outside animals.  Dogs and cats can get sunburned and die of heat stroke in extreme temperatures, so make sure they have a way to get out of the sun and have plenty of water as well.  Keep in mind the concrete is very hot during the summer months, so walk your pets in the early mornings or evenings hours to protect their paw pads from being burned.

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