Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Heat Advisory in effect from 11 am to 9 pm Wednesday, July 18

The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 9 pm Wednesday:
* Heat index values...around 105 degrees*
Precautionary/preparedness actions... 
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures
is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Check on elderly relatives and neighbors
  • Wear light weight and loose fittingclothing when possible.
  • Never leave small children or pets unattended in vehicles.
    Temperatures inside the vehicle can rapidly climb to 130 degrees.
  • 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.
  • To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety
    and health administration recommends scheduling frequent
    rest breaks. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool
    and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 9 1 1.

 Browse to http://www.stmarysmd.com/emergency for more information.