The Heat is On: Dangerous Temperatures Through Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Montgomery County and surrounding areas from Friday morning through Sunday evening.

It is going to be a scorcher with temperatures expected to climb to triple digits. The heat index, which factors in the humidity, may reach as high as 110 to 115 degrees each afternoon. Night temperatures are expected to remain between 80 and 90 degrees each night.

The high temperatures and high humidity may lead to heat-related health issues and can be especially dangerous for those at risk including the elderly, the young, those with existing medical conditions and those that work outdoors.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Captain Thomas Potter shared these suggestions for staying healthy in the heat:

It is important to take precautions if you work or spend long amounts of time outdoors. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening.

The signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling light headed
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Flushed skin

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle for any length of time.  Make sure children, pets and the elderly have access to an air conditioned environment or plenty of cool water.




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