General Information... National Weather Service is Forecasting Extreme Heat by Talbot County Emergency Services (DES) on Thursday, June 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Clay Stamp, 410-770-8144
“National Weather Service is Forecasting Extreme Heat for the Next Several Days - Use Caution”
The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” and is forecasting extreme heat for our area with heat indices between 100 and 105 degrees Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Talbot County Senior Center in Easton is advising they are making their facility available for “cooling” on Friday from 8am to 3pm. Their facility is located at 400 Brooklets Avenue in Easton. People looking for another place to beat the heat may go to the Talbot County Library Main Branch at 100 West Dover Street in Easton or the St Michaels Branch at 106 Fremont Street. Their hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Friday and 10 AM to 1 PM Saturday. The Talbot County Operations Center at 605 Port Street will also be available as a cooling center from 10 AM to 6 PM both Saturday and Sunday.
Recognizing this forecast posses a potential Public Health risk the Talbot County Health Department and Department of Emergency Services recommends that all persons review the following recommendations regarding extreme heat. We will continue to monitor this situation and as appropriate provide updated information.
- People and animals should stay indoors
- If you don’t have air-conditioning, go to the malls or stores, cooling locations, or public buildings.
- Drink more fluids, but avoid alcohol and high sugar drinks
- When going out, wear light clothing and never leave any persons, especially infants or young children, or animals in a closed, parked vehicle
- Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:
- Infants and young children
- People aged 65 or older
- People who have a mental illness
- Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
Consider visiting adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
To learn more:
- Call 800-CDC-INFO or visit their website at CDC Extreme Heat: Prevention Guide