Another Hot Day on Tap With Cooler Temps Expected Friday

It’s going to be another hot and humid day in Montgomery County and a hyperthermia alert has been issued for Thursday afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. The good news is we should expect much cooler temperatures in the region by Friday.

The Office of Emergency Management issues a Hyperthermia Alert whenever the National Weather Service forecasts temperatures or heat indices greater than 95 degrees. The high temperatures may cause heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Signs of heat exposure include:

  • Heat cramps: symptoms include painful muscle spasms, usually involving the abdominal muscles or legs;
  • Heat exhaustion: first signs are cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, dizziness, nausea, headache and weakness; and
  • Heat stroke: the most serious sign of overexposure. Symptoms include red, hot, dry skin, weak pulse, rapid breathing and changes in consciousness. Seek medical attention by calling 9-1-1.

During hyperthermia alerts, the police will be enforcing the Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs regulation, which requires residents to not leave pets unattended outdoors.




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