Hyperthermia Alert Issued Friday for Montgomery County 

A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County from 12-7 p.m. Friday.

Montgomery County sends the alert when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. These are hazardous conditions and heat stroke/exhaustion are likely, according to the county.

The alert was issued Monday and Tuesday as well. See hot weather safety tips from the county and learn signs of heat exposure here. Stay inside when possible, wear sun protection when outside, avoid strenuous outdoor activities like sports and gardening, and drink plenty of water.

Do not leave young children, elderly residents or pets in a vehicle for any amount of time.

“[T]he temperature inside parked cars can reach 130 degrees in only a few minutes,” the county warns.

The county encourages residents to check on the elderly, relatives and neighbors they know who may be isolated to make sure they are not suffering heat-related illness. 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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