Soaring temperatures in Maryland will flirt with 100 degrees later this week

Baltimore, MD - June 10, 2024 -  Maryland recorded a heat-related death in early June, and with the National Weather Service's prediction of record-high temperatures this summer, Baltimore County is urging all residents to protect themselves, family members, neighbors, and pets from extreme heat.

Interim Baltimore County Health Officer Della Leister, RN, encourages all residents to protect themselves and their families, neighbors, and pets during periods of severe heat. “Extreme heat is particularly dangerous for anyone with chronic conditions, as well as for infants, young children, and older adults,” Leister warned.

Heat kills more than 600 people in the United States each year. During the 2023 heat season, Maryland had nine heat-related deaths. Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services offers these COOLING suggestions and other tips to help Beat the Heat:... Read More: FOX45