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Talbot County Residents Urged to Use Extreme Caution in the Excessive Heat by Talbot County Emergency Services (DES) on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 2:20pm


MEDIA CONTACT: Date: 7/6/2010                                                             Michael Boldosser, 410-770-8160

Over the past several days the area has been experiencing excessive heat and the forecast indicates more may be coming our way throughout the summer months.

Talbot DES would like to remind the residents of Talbot County to use caution in the heat and offers several tips to consider.

In a heat wave, keeping your cool will keep you healthy
  • 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
  • Visit 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.

Talbot County working with our response partners will if necessary provide air conditioned locations in the event a large number of individuals begin needing shelter from the heat. However, we encourage those in need of cooling to frequent shopping stores…

To learn more, call 800-CDC-INFO.or visit their web site at

As always if you encounter an emergency situation you should activate emergency assistance by calling 9-1-1 at which time we will dispatch appropriate resources to address your emergency

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