County Offers Tips on Surviving the Heat
With temperatures forecast for the mid-90s to 100° this week, and a heat index of over 100° F, Montgomery County health officials are encouraging residents to find places where they can stay cool and to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
Most at risk are young children, the elderly, and people with health problems such as asthma, who are susceptible to heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and exhaustion.
Libraries, recreation centers and pools are good places to cool off, along with shopping malls and movie theaters. To quickly find the location of public facilities, go to the My Montgomery website at http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mymontgomery and type in your location. The website includes locations of pools, parks, libraries, regional services centers, recreation centers, Metro stations, hospitals and golf courses. Residents with questions about specific locations an ...more