Livingston Parish to give students water for heat advisory.


LIVINGSTON, La-It’s not easy to beat the heat, especially if you live in southern Louisiana. And the kids at seventh ward elementary are no exception.

Kids like Grady are already at risk for health complications when temperatures start to climb, but when the hot weather reaches extreme levels like the 113 heat index predicted for Tuesday, that risk for health becomes a little higher.

“It is really hot, so I make sure I give the kids water in their backpacks and make sure the minute they get home they get snacks,” Robyn Smith.

Luckily for Grady, and other kids that go to school in Livingston parish, there’s a way for them to get a small break from the hot weather.

The parish is dropping off packs of bottled water to schools, so kids can brave the hot drive back home while staying hydrated with ice cold water.

“It’s much needed, you know we try our best to keep these kids as cool as we can,” said Misty Gregory.

The heat advisory ends Tuesday night, but the teachers at the school say they’re going to stick with the water bottles as long as they can.

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