National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region July 13.

This is expected to be the hottest day of the week and the advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. The highs will be in the mid 90’s with over 50 percent humidity.

Everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees but the elderly and children are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Heat-related illnesses can cause serious injury and even death if unattended.  Signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches.

Victims of heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink and ice packs or cool wet cloths should be applied to the skin.  If a victim refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 immediately.