GOVERNOR O’MALLEY URGES CAUTION DURING CONTINUED HEAT WAVE

ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 5, 2012) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued a heat advisory across the State for the next several days. As temperatures continue to soar, Governor Martin O’Malley urged Marylanders to take the necessary precautions to prevent heat related illnesses.

“It is important as temperatures reach over 100 degrees that we take the time to check on our family, friends, and neighbors who may be vulnerable to the extreme heat,” said Governor O’Malley. “Even residents in good health can become a victim of heat exhaustion. Whenever possible, avoid spending prolonged time outdoors, stay hydrated and remember to keep in touch with those who may need assistance.”

Hot weather tips:

Drink plenty of fluids such as water and fruit juices to prevent dehydration — be aware that alcohol can impair the body’s sweat mechanisms, as can fairly common medications such as antihistamines and diuretics.
Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes.
Avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade or by wearing sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
When possible, stay in air-conditioned areas. If your home is not air-conditioned, consider a visit to a shopping mall or public library.
NEVER leave pets or young children in a car, even with the windows cracked.
Check on elderly relatives or neighbors daily. If you are concerned about an older or vulnerable person, call 211 for assistance.
Take it easy when outdoors. Athletes and those who work outdoors should, if possible, take short breaks when feeling fatigued. Schedule physical activity during the morning or evening when it is cooler.

To find a cooling center in your area, visit, http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA2/Local_EOC.html.

 

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