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August 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Friday Until 5 P.M.

The National Weather Service predicts scattered thunderstorms with the heat index in the upper 90s Friday afternoon. Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from noon to 5 p.m. The county issues a hyperthermia alert when the heat index, a combination of the actual temperature and humidity, is expected to reach 95 degrees or higher. […]

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August 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Issues Hyperthermia Alert Tuesday

The National Weather Service predicts scattered showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures in the 90s Tuesday afternoon. Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from 1 to 5 p.m. The county issues a hyperthermia alert when the temperatures are expected to reach 95 degrees or higher. People should take precautions to protect themselves, and their […]

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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Until 6 P.M.

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert 1-6 p.m. on Monday.  The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 95 degrees. In other words, when it feels like it is 95 degrees due to a combination of actual temperature and humidity. A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Extends Heat Emergency Through Wednesday

Montgomery County has extended the heat emergency alert, which began on Sunday, through Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Cooling centers will be open Wednesday afternoon. A Heat Emergency Alert is declared when the heat index is forecast to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The temperatures pose a health threat such as heat exhaustion […]

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July 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

COVID-19 Precautions Still Important During Heat Emergency, Stoddard Says

A Heat Emergency Alert remains in effect in Montgomery County until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 105 degrees. Residents still need to follow COVID-19 precautions, like wearing a face covering, even in high heat, said Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security […]

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July 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Stoddard Advises Residents About Staying Cool Under Heat Emergency Alert

Montgomery County is under a Heat Emergency Alert until 6 p.m. Tuesday. MyMCMedia spoke with Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, at a cooling center in Silver Spring.

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July 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Will Open New Cooling Places Only In Extreme Heat Emergencies

Although county libraries and recreation centers are still mostly shuttered, county officials are not planning to open any new cooling areas for residents to go to during the current hot weather. Due to ongoing risks connected with COVID-19, the county does not plan to open new spaces, said Mary Anderson, public information officer for the […]

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July 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Game Time for Saturday’s Spirit Game Moved Due to Extreme Heat

Continued extreme heat has caused the Spirit to move the start time of Saturday’s game from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. According to the Spirit, Gate D and the Fan Zone will open at 6:30 p.m. and Gate A will open at 7 p.m. Refillable water or water bottles will […]

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July 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Twilight Road Race Canceled Due to Heat Wave

The Rockville Rotary, in coordination with the city of Rockville, has canceled this Saturday’s Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K and Family Fun Run, due to predictions of extreme heat. The safety of runners, staff, volunteers and spectators is the event organizers’ highest priority. Organizers hope to revise and reschedule the event for fall, if possible. […]

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July 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Plan de calor extremo para el martes

Se esperan altas temperaturas para el martes y la Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Montgomery ha activado el Plan de Calor Extremo. La alerta de hipertermia se ha emitido a partir de la 1 p.m. hasta las 7 p.m. y se espera que el índice de calor sobrepase los 95 grados. Cuando se […]

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