Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Tuesday 

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

County Emergency Management issues the alert when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. These conditions are hazardous and the county says heat stroke and exhaustion are likely.

See hot weather safety tips from the county and learn signs of heat exposure here. Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, and wear proper protection like light-colored clothing and sunscreen if you must be exposed to the sun.

Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer once again challenges residents to drink one gallon of water throughout the day.

Keep an eye on those at high-risk of heat-related illness, like infants/children up to four years old and people ages 65 and older. The county encourages residents to check on elderly relatives and neighbors who may be isolated. Do not leave young children, elderly individuals or pets in a vehicle for any amount of time.

People can visit places with air conditioning like libraries, community and recreation centers and shopping malls to help beat the heat.

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 or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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