Heat will be issue for LSU fans Saturday

Heat will be issue for LSU fans Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On Saturday, LSU fans will finally get to see the Tigers in action. But weather will be a problem again. This week, instead of lightning, the heat will likely cause problems.

Mike Chustz, with Emergency Medical Services in East Baton Rouge Parish, said people should already be drinking water and sports drinks to make sure they can weather the heat. By kickoff time at 2:30 p.m., it will be in the low to mid 90's, but it will feel much hotter.

Chustz said they began meeting early with LSU to come up with a heat plan.

"Multiple water stations inside the stadium. When people are hot and thirsty and want water they won't have to wait in line as long. Hopefully they can walk right up and get it," said Chustz.

LSU will also sell water at discounted prices inside the stadium, for $2 and $3. Students will also get free bottles of water as they enter the stadium.

Additional medical staff will also work the game and EMS has a command post ready with air conditioning to treat patients.

Chustz said typically at these early games, they see 20 to 40 patients because of the heat.

Some fans who've already set up their tailgate area have also set up fans to help keep cool, but they will keep their usual celebration routines.

"Hang in the shade, try to get underneath the fans and stay out of direct sunlight," said Todd Foust. "Drink water in between the other cocktails, obviously."

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