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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Stay Healthy and Safe in Hot Weather

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As temperatures in Maryland start heating up, make sure to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. While anyone can be a victim of heat-related illness, highest risk groups include people under age of 5 or over age 65, people with chronic illness, people taking certain medications, and those who are exercising or working outdoors. Citizens seeking relief from the current heat are encouraged to utilize public buildings (libraries and community centers), commercial establishments or friends and family for a cooler environment if air-conditioning is not available.


Hot weather tips:

  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes.
  • Stay in air-conditioned areas when possible.
  • Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings.
  • Take it easy when outdoors.
  • Stay in the shade and wear sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
  • NEVER leave pets or children in a car, even with the windows cracked.
  • Check on elderly relatives or neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, regardless of how active you are.


Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having heat-related illness.

CDC information about Heat Related Illness - heat stroke, exhaustion, & cramps


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