Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beating the heat July 26

The Department of Parks and recreation has announced expanded pool hours for July 26.   This is in response to the National Weather Service prediction that temps will reach 100 today.   The heat advisory is in effect from Noon until 8:00 pm.

This weather is dangerous, especially for children, the elderly, and homeless (you can call the United Planning Organization about water for homeless individuals and families, (202) 399-7093.

Cooling centers throughout the city are open.   To find a cooling center, call 311 or go read the HSEMA cooling center list (PDF).

Remember to be safe and here are some precautions to take:

  • Staying indoors as much as possible and limiting outside ventures between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes
  • DO NOT leave children or pets in vehicles

The Department of Health also provides safety tips in extreme hot weather.

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