State Issues Heat Advisory for Upcoming Weekend

Baltimore City, MD -- July 5 2012-As the current weather emergency stretches into its second week, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is releasing a heat advisory covering Friday, July 6 in the Capital, Central, Southern and Western regions of Maryland, Saturday, July 7 for all of Maryland and Sunday, July 8 for the Capital, Central, Eastern and Southern regions. Heat response plans may also be activated in jurisdictions in these regions.
 
DHMH is continuing to work with preparedness and response partners to monitor conditions at skilled nursing facilities and dialysis centers and is responding to requests for assistance from local health departments.
 
Marylanders in need of a cooling center should visit the state's Cooling Center link at www.maryland.gov.
 
Heat advisories are issued by DHMH as part of the Maryland Heat Emergency Plan when weather conditions, including excessive heat and/or humidity, have the potential to cause heat-related illness. DHMH activates the Plan any time the forecast shows a high chance of reaching the trigger point of 105 degrees.
 
Daily Heat Reports are posted after 4 p.m. on the DHMH home page under Reports during the current weather emergency. Additional information, including the State Heat Plan, Heat Reports, FAQs, and tips is posted under Extreme Heat under Hot Topics at www.dhmh.maryland.gov.
 
For additional weather emergency-related information and inquiries, contact the on-duty Public Information Officer at the State's Emergency Operations Center at 410-517-3600 or log on to www.mema.state.md.us. Follow the Operations Center on Twitter at @mdmema.
 
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All services at this site have been relocated to either Snow Hill or the Berlin Health Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information or to check on the status of your appointment, please call 410-632-1100.

 

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