Heat Advisory

| August 10, 2009 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Issues Heat Alert

The Anne Arundel County area, as well as the rest of the State of Maryland, is experiencing summertime heat, humidity, and poor air quality.  The forecast for this week indicates that weather conditions are going to become more oppressive.  County Executive John R. Leopold suggests the following:

  • Limit outside activities to early morning and early evening, when temperature are the lowest.heatalert
  • Limit exercise regiment, listen to your body and moderate your activity accordingly.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.  Water is best, non-alcoholic beverages are good. Alcoholic beverages dehydrate the body and are counterproductive.
  • When possible, stay out of direct sunlight and wear sun-screen.
  • During the hottest times of the day, spend time in air conditioned spaces-such as: libraries, shopping malls and movie theaters.
  • If air conditioning is not available, take cool baths or showers to help cool down during the hottest times of the day.
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored clothing, dress for summer.
  • Be aware of overloading fans and air conditioners, if the cords of these appliances are hot, discontinue their use.
  • Never leave a child or pet unattended in a car.  In a very short period of time the temperature inside a vehicle can exceed 150 degrees.
  • Children, the elderly and those people with chronic ailments are usually the first to feel the effects of episodes of high heat and humidity.  Use care in planning activities with these groups, regularly check on elderly neighbors.

County Executive Leopold urges residents to take advantage of public facilities such as senior centers during the week, public libraries throughout the week, and local shopping malls. County residents that have questions or require additional information regarding cool resources can contact the County’s Emergency Operations Center between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm at 410-222-0600.

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009. John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.