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.