Code Red Heat Warning in Baltimore, With Triple Digits in Monday Forecast
July 25, 2016
The Baltimore health commissioner is urging residents to prepare for 100-degree heat on Monday that could pose dangers for the young and elderly.
The temperature is forecast to reach as high as 100 degrees, but it could feel as hot as 109 with humidity and wind factored in, according to the National Weather Service.
“Heat is a silent killer and a public health threat, particularly for the young, the elderly and those in our city who are the most vulnerable,” Dr. Leana Wen said Sunday in a Code Red advisory. “With … extreme heat expected, it is important for all residents to protect against hyperthermia and dehydration.”