The Hyperthermia Alert is activated due to the heat index being 96 degrees and the temperature is 91 degrees.
In the event of extreme heat, you should take the following precautions: •Stay indoors as much as possible. •Limit exposure to the sun, especially between 10 AM and 3 PM when it is strongest •Watch for symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. •Visit one of the District's "Cooling Centers" located throughout the city, if you do not have access to a cool-temperature location. •DO NOT leave children or pets in vehicles. •Drink plenty of water. Do not drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar. •People with respiratory problems, or illnesses should please stay indoors. •Regularly check on:
•Infants and young children •People aged 65 or older •People who have a mental illness •Those who are ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure •Call 311 for detailed information about cooling center locations. •Visit 72hours.dc.gov for information about extreme heat and other hazards. Sent by DC HSEMA to e-mail....powered by Cooper Notification RSAN --- - You received this alert because you registered for AlertDC. - Go to https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/mygroups.php to change subscriptions. - Go to https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/sendpassword.php to reset password. - Reply STOP to unsubscribe from all alerts & service messages. - Tell a friend about Alert DC! Text "DC" to 411911, or sign-up at: