Today Baltimore is expected to hit three-digit temperatures and the Baltimore City Health Department has released the list of cooling centers to seek relief from the heat.

Click here for the details.

Below are a few tips to beat the heat.

The Baltimore City Health Department recommends that city residents:

  • Drink plenty of water or juice
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Wipe skin with cool water as needed
  • Reduce outside activities
  • Wear light-weight and light-colored clothing
  • Stay inside during the hottest time of day (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
  • Seek relief from the heat in air-conditioned locations
  • Check on older, sick or frail people in your community who may need help responding to the heat
  • Watch out for signs of heat exhaustion, which can lead to heat stroke:

Confusion

Nausea

Light-headedness

Muscle cramps

Cool and clammy skin

Symptoms of heat stroke include:

Confusion

Hallucinations

Slurred Speech

Hot, dry, flushed skin

Rapid or slowed heart beat

Seek medical help immediately if any of the above symptoms occur.

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