June 20: Be Cool
Pre-Cautionary Measures During First Heat Wave
From Prince George's County Government:
"As Prince George’s County prepares for its first heat wave, residents are encouraged to use caution and common sense as the National Weather Service advises temperatures in excess of 90○ or higher with the potential heat index reaching into the 100○s. The Office of Homeland Security and Health Department warns that extreme heat can be dangerous and even deadly, if citizens do not take precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families.
'Today [June 20] is expected to be one of the hottest days of the year so far and I am encouraging all residents to limit outdoor activity and stay hydrated,' said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. 'In addition to the cooling centers that have been identified, we have 18 branches of our library system that will be open as well. I am also reminding everyone to check on neighbors, especially the elderly, and pay attention to pets to ensure that they don’t fall victim to the heat.'”
For a list of the cooling centers, click here.