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Heat Advisory

Friday, July 6, 2012
Heat Advisory issued for today between 11am and 8pm.

Heat Advisory issued for today between 11am and 8pm. Heat index values expected around 105 degrees. Please make sure to stay hydrated and try to stay out of the heat if possible.  In the event of extreme heat, you should take the following precautions:   

  • Stay indoors as much as possible.   
  • Limit exposure to the sun, especially between 10 am and 3 pm when it is strongest   
  • Watch for symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.   
  • Visit one of the District's "Cooling Centers" located throughout the city, if you do not have access to a cool-temperature location.   
  • DO NOT leave children or pets in vehicles.   
  • Drink plenty of water. Do not drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar.   
  • People with respiratory problems, or illnesses should please stay indoors.   
  • Regularly check on:    
       -  Infants and young children    
       -  People aged 65 or older    
       -  People who have a mental illness    
       -  Those who are ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure   
  • Call 311 for detailed information about cooling center locations.   
  • Visit for information about extreme heat and other hazards.   

(Information from DC HSEMA Alert)