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General Information... National Weather Service is Forecasting Extreme Heat by Talbot County Emergency Services (DES) on Tuesday, June 19, 2012


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 ranging from the upper 90’s to near 103 degrees both Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

The Talbot County Senior Center in Easton is advising they are making their facility available for “cooling” this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8am to 3pm. Their facility is located at 400 Brooklets Avenue in Easton.

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.

Recommendations Include:

  • 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.

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