ANNAPOLIS — The temperatures are scorching, reaching the mid-90s, feeling like 100 degrees outside.
To alleviate some of that heat, the City of Annapolis is opening cooling centers from Thursday through Sunday at Pip Moyer Recreation Center (273 Hilltop Lane) and American Legion Post (1707 Forest Drive).
They will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday. Water will be provided at both cooling centers.
Baltimore City is under a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. The City's health department provided a map of cooling centers around the area. Click here to find those locations.
Baltimore County's Health Department says senior centers and public libraries are your best options for places to stay cool. Click here for more information.
Harford County's Health Department is reminding residents the importance of protection from the sun's UV rays.
It's UV Safety Month!— HarCo Health Dept. (@HarCoHealthDept) July 19, 2022
ALWAYS protect your skin from the sun, but you can also check the UV index each morning to figure out just how much protection you need. pic.twitter.com/vdTKkczAHy
Howard County health officials have not announced any plans to open cooling centers. However, the County says there are numerous ways to tell if you're suffering a heat-related illness.
Warning signs of #heatrelatedillness #HoCoMD are: light-headedness, headaches, muscle cramps, mild nausea or confusion, fatigue or profuse sweating and rapid breathing. If u encounter a heat related emergency, pls call 911.— Howard County Gov't (@HoCoGov) July 20, 2022
For more #heatsafety tips: https://t.co/IHwUsbga7m. https://t.co/ehJeCO54AR