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Washington, D.C. – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for The district of Columbia, Central, Northern, and Southern Maryland and Central/Northern Virginia. Temperatures today will be near 95 degrees with humidity making it feel near 110 degrees.
The Heat Advisory is from 8 am- 8 pm July 22, 2020.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
CDC recommends that if you need to go to a cooling center, wear a cloth face covering. While you are there, wash your hands with soap, or use hand sanitizer, often. Face covers should not be used by children under the age of 2. They also should not be used by people having trouble breathing, or who is unconscious, injured, or can`t remove the mask themselves.
The National Weather Serivice has listed the following areas as the targets of the Advisory:
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery