BATON ROUGE, La. — Summer officially ends next month, but with temperatures reaching 100 degrees or higher in some states, roofing contractors are reminded to stay safe and keep cool.
On Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued its first excessive heat warning for the Baton Rouge area since 2015. Temperatures hit the mid-90s, but humidity caused it to rise to 113 degrees. The Advocate spoke with roofing contractors who had to work in the dangerous conditions.