HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY…
- WHAT…Heat index values up to 106 are expected.
- WHERE…Portions of central, north central, northeast, northern, and southern Maryland, The District of Columbia, and northern Virginia.
- WHEN…From 11 AM to 8 PM EDT Thursday.
- IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
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 heat stroke. 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. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.