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General Information... National Weather Service is Forecasting Extreme Heat by Talbot County Emergency Services (DES) on Thursday, July 5, 2012


MEDIA CONTACT: Clay Stamp, 410-770-8144

“National Weather Service is Forecasting Extreme Heat for the Next Several Days - Use Caution”

Threat: Extensive Heat

Talbot County remains under a Heat Advisory until 8:00pm this evening. Additionally, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch which is in effect from this Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening. Heat index values are forecasted to be between 100 and 106 degrees with 110 degrees possible Saturday afternoon.

Recommendations Include:

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.


In addition to visiting local retail shopping establishments, the following locations are available for persons to “cool off”

The Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch, 100 West Dover Street, Easton, Maryland 21601, 410-822-1626 – Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm
The Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels Branch, 106 Fremont St., St. Michaels, MD 21663, 410-745-5877 – Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm
Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton, Maryland 21601 – Thursday and Friday 8am-3pm

*Additional locations will be posted on our web site and on the Facebook page Talbot County DES.

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