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A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
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Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday around 9:08 p.m. Employees told police a blackMore >>
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday at 9:08 p.m.More >>
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The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
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A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
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The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Dominic Wade doesn't mind the heat but
says for his family that's a different story.
"Only me and my dad like the heat
but the rest of my family doesn't" said Wade, a visitor to Lake Charles. "They like the cold and the snow and
that" Wade said.
So what do they do to cool off when it
gets too hot?
"Go inside. Sit down and relax!" Wade
With heat reaching temperatures in the
hundreds, some may worry that running air conditioning units constantly during
the severe heat will result in higher energy bills. That's not necessarily the case.
"We are very fortunate in the
southern states and this region we have some of the lowest energy costs in the nation"
said Regional Customer Service Manager at Entergy, Chip Arnould. "During the summer one of the biggest tips is
to set your thermostat as close to 78 as you can stand it".
78 degrees might seem high for summer
heat air conditioning, but Arnould suggests combining that with ceiling and box
fans will do the trick.
"A great tool that will help you
with that is ceiling fans and box fans" said Arnould. "They create a wind chill effect on your body
that will allow you to get closer to that nominal 78 degree mark".
Specializing in the needs of senior
citizens, the Calcasieu Council on Aging (COA) is ready to help lake area
seniors attack the heat.
"We just got a $2,500 donation
from Sasol and their employees" said COA Executive Director, Jacqueline
Green. "We have 200 box fans that we are
eligible to give away right now for senior citizens in Calcasieu Parish. They just need to call our office and ask for
a box fan and go through the paperwork and they can get a box fan that helps
with the circulation in their home" said Green.
Not only is the agency helping seniors
cool off, they've teamed up with Entergy to help seniors save money
"We can help up to 300 low income
Calcasieu Parish residents with up to $100 on their light bills during these
really hot months" said Green. "That
gives them a little lee way so that they're not afraid to run their air during
these really hot days".
If you're a senior citizen or know
one, Arnould says one of the biggest tips to know is, "utilize fans, be
sure that they clean their filters on a regular basis and perform maintenance".
To contact the Calcasieu Council on
Aging, call (337) 474- 2583.