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Friday, July 22, 2016
Attention: Extreme Heat Advisory: July 22-July 25 #PGSO
Important notification from Alert
The National Weather Service (NWS) has
issued a heat advisory for all areas of the County through Monday, July
25th. Heat Index Values 100-105 are expected, the hottest part of the day
will be the afternoon and evening hours. This email contains important
What should you do?
Tip: The 'Heat Index' is a measure of how hot
weather "feels" to the body.
The Office of Emergency Management recommends that
outdoor work and activity is limited if possible. Take frequent rests in
cool, air-conditioned areas to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Proper hydration is also recommended. Do not leave pets or small children
in cars, even if it is only for a minute.
Follow this link for a list of PG County Cooling Centers:
The Prince George’s Office of Emergency Management recommends these CDC Guidelines for extreme
Signs of Heat Exhaustion include heavy sweating, weakness,
cold/pale/clammy skin, fast/weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, and fainting.
If you experience these symptoms, move to a cooler location, lie down and
loosen clothing while applying wet cloths to as much of your body as
possible, sip water.
A more severe illness, Heat Stroke is caused by high body temperatures
(above 103° F) and includes symptoms such as hot, red, dry or moist skin,
as well as rapid and strong pulse. If you or someone else experience
these symptoms, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY, this is a medical emergency. Move
the person to a cooler environment, reduce their body temperature with
cool cloths or even a bath.
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