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Dangerous High Temperatures in Maryland

Dangerous High Temperatures in Maryland

 

The Montgomery County, Maryland Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security published  this notice this afternoon. Please take steps to protect your family and your animals and share this notice with your circles of contacts.

 

Predicted High Temperatures Unsafe for Young Children, Vulnerable Adults and Animals

Community Outreach Coordinator Joseph Corona from Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security · 

With excessive temperatures and humidity forecast through Wednesday, June 14, County officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Residents are also asked to check on elderly friends, relatives and neighbors who may be isolated to be sure they are not showing signs of heat-related illnesses. County facilities, including libraries, swimming pools, recreation and senior centers, as well as regional services centers, will be open and may provide respite from the heat. 

"Summer heat can be dangerous, especially for seniors and those with chronic illnesses," said acting County Health Officer Uma Ahluwalia. "It is important for all of us to check on our friends, relatives and neighbors to make sure they are safe during extreme temperatures". 

The Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division also wants to remind community members to be especially careful with all pets during times of increased heat. Animals that are outdoors must have access to shade, shelter, and plenty of fresh water. 

The following precautions will help residents remain safe and comfortable during excessive heat days: 

• Stay indoors, whenever possible. Visit nearby air conditioned buildings in your community if your home is not air-conditioned. In addition to County facilities, residents can visit shopping malls, movie theaters and museums. A hyperthermia plan for homeless shelters has been activated and shelters that are normally closed during daytime hours will remain open so that individuals can stay indoors. Progress Place in downtown Silver Spring will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all homeless individuals. 
• Be careful to avoid strenuous activities that can result in overexposure to the sun, such as sports and gardening. If you must do a strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning before 9 a.m. 
• Drink plenty of water. Dehydration, cramps, exhaustion or heat stroke can result from not drinking enough fluids. Water is the safest liquid to drink. 
• Avoid drinks containing alcohol or caffeine. 
• When outdoors, wear proper protection from the sun. Light-colored clothing, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen protection are recommended. 
• Never leave pets or young children in a car for ANY amount of time, even with the window open, because the temperature inside parked cars can reach 130 degrees in only a few minutes. 
• Monitor those at high risk. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include: 
o Infants and children up to four years of age; 
o Individuals 65 years of age and older; 
o Individuals who are ill or on certain medications; and 
o Individuals who are overweight. 

Knowing the signs of heat exposure can prevent serious illness from becoming life threatening. Should any of the following occur, get out of the heat, loosen any tight or heavy clothing, and drink plenty of water: 
• Heat cramps: symptoms include painful muscle spasms, usually involving the abdominal muscles or legs; 
• Heat exhaustion: first signs are cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, dizziness, nausea, headache and weakness; and 
• Heat stroke: the most serious sign of overexposure. Symptoms include red, hot, dry skin, weak pulse, rapid breathing and changes in consciousness. 
Seek medical attention by calling 9-1-1. 
• Pet Safety: The Director of the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division, Thomas Koenig, will be enforcing Executive Regulation 10-10AM, Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs, Section 11-D, which states, "A person must not tether a dog under circumstances that endanger its health, safety, or well-being, including: unattended tethering of a dog during a weather emergency." The penalty for this violation is a fine of $500. This regulation will be enforced whenever forecast temperatures could endanger the well-being of dogs. 

For general information about County programs and services, call 3-1-1. Sign up for the County's Alert Montgomery notification system at https://alert.montgomerycountymd.gov to receive emergency alerts regarding weather and other emergency information.

 

 

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Flame Lily, Gloriosa superba, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5930
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-100, 30 mm, No Flash 
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • April 05 2016 12:08PM

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Great post with wonderful information . We too are having a heat wave with horrible high temp Roy Kelley  Hope all are reading this valuable info

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 month ago

Wow! Hope everyone in the area takes care. Please be safe out there. (And your picture of a "flame lily" is amazing. I've never heard of that type of flower before!!)

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) about 1 month ago

It is the same here Roy. 96 today, 95 yesterday and last week we coudlnt break 60. Stay safe

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 1 month ago

We have a hot day in Maryland. Dolores played golf and says that a breeze made the day on the course.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

Roy,

It is important to express what you just wrote about.  This is a good reminder for all when the heat goes up.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) about 1 month ago

I'm so happy we are not in high temperatures yet. But soon we'll get our regular CA summer heat too. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA (Barcode Properties) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy.  This is valuable and important information to share with your local readers.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 month ago

We have another very hot day in Maryland. Area residents should take care.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

We are heating up here in Sacramento.  We are only mid 80s today, but will hit 100 by Friday.  And, 108 is slated for Monday.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

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You still have time to participate in all three of the ActiveRain contests this month. 

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