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