Hyperthermia Alert Issued for Montgomery County Wednesday 

Montgomery County Emergency Management has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for the jurisdiction Wednesday until 7 p.m.

The alert goes out when temperatures/heat index are forecast to be at least 95 degrees. According to the county, these conditions are hazardous and heat stroke and exhaustion are likely. The heat index could climb up to 100 degrees, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) said.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Washington, D.C. region. Air pollution concentrations may be unhealthy for vulnerable groups like children, people with asthma and the elderly, according to NWS.

See hot weather safety tips from the county and learn signs of heat exposure here. Residents should stay inside as much as possible but should wear sun protection like light-colored clothing and sunscreen if they must be outside. People should never leave young children, elderly individuals or pets in a car for any amount of time. The county warns that parked cars can reach 130 degrees in just a few minutes.

If residents are concerned about an individual who is homeless, they can call 240-907-2688, which is a 24/7 line. The county says outreach partners will try to find them and offer help; this is not an emergency line.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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