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Code Red extended through Sunday

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 07:43:32-04

Baltimore's Code Red heat advisory has been extended through Sunday, city Health Commissioner Leana Wen said. 

The heat index is expected to exceed 105 degrees. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to individuals outside.

During periods of extreme heat, the Baltimore City Health Department recommends that city residents:

  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Reduce outside activities and stay inside in air-conditioned locations
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles, even for short periods of time
  • Check on older, sick, or frail neighbors who may need help responding to the heat
  • Watch out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which include: Confusion; hot, dry, flushed skin or cool and clammy skin; Lightheadedness; Nausea. Call 911 immediately if any of these symptoms occur

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