For Third Straight Day, Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert

Montgomery County is under another Hyperthermia Alert today from noon to 7 p.m.

When temperatures and/or the heat index are projected to reach 95 degrees or higher,  the county issues an alert.

The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security lists the following precautions to help residents stay safe: stay indoors when possible avoid overexposure to the sun from strenuous activities, drink water, avoid alcohol or caffeine, use proper sun protection and  do not leave pets, young children, or elderly individuals in a vehicle.

The county also advises monitoring those at high risk of a heat-related illness; infants and children up to four years old, individuals 65 or older, individuals who are ill or on certain medications and people who are overweight.

Being aware of the signs of harmful heat exposure can prevent a life-threatening situation. Heat exhaustion, cramps or stroke can cause painful muscle spasms, dizziness, nausea, cool, pale or moist skin, headaches and more.

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