The extreme heat is forcing people across the area to change their plans. From school children to seniors, and emergency room medical staff, the heat is affecting everyone. At Tulane Medical Center, the downtown ER has seen about two to three patients per day with heat related illnesses over the past few days.

The story also lists homeless shelters in New Orleans that are opening earlier to provide people relief from the heat.

The New Orleans Advocate's forecast for this week has temperatures every day predicted to surpass 90 degrees.

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