The alert is sent when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. The county says this creates a “hazardous situation in which heat-stroke and heat exhaustion are likely.” Emergency Management and Homeland Security cautions residents to stay hydrated and take measures to protect themselves and their pets.
A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued five days over the past two weeks. Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer invites residents to try the MCFRS water challenge: drink one gallon of water in one day.
“[S]tay hydrated, in fact pre-hydrate, hydrate & re-hydrate,” Piringer reminds residents.
Situational Awareness – Hot & Humid Monday. July 12, 2021 Heat Advisory 11a-7p @MontgomeryCoMD – stay hydrated , in fact pre-hydrate, hydrate & re-hydrate … try @mcfrs water challenge – Hot & Humid, heat index @MontgomeryCoMD may reach 101° – stay cool, stay hydrated https://t.co/Gcli3PRYR8 pic.twitter.com/Q7CYMqtGcQ
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) July 12, 2021