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Heat Advisory issued for Baltimore area on Thursday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The heat wave continues throughout Maryland on Thursday.  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Baltimore area.

The advisory will be in effect from noon until 8 p.m. as the heat index is expected to reach 105 to 110 degrees.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is also in effect.

Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Residents are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.

Find a cooling center in Baltimore County here.

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