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.
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:
Cool and clammy skin
Symptoms of heat stroke include:
Hot, dry, flushed skin
Rapid or slowed heart beat
Seek medical help immediately if any of the above symptoms occur.