Baltimore, MD - July 6, 2024  - Baltimore health officials extended a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert, that was supposed to end on Shabbos, through Monday.

The heat index is forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the next couple days. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body.

“As we prepare to enjoy the 4th of July holiday, we should prioritize our safety while having fun. Amidst the extreme heat, residents should stay hydrated, remain indoors with a working air conditioner or fan, and be sure to check on vulnerable neighbors,” Commissioner of Health Ihuoma Emenuga said in a news release. “Extreme heat is dangerous to older adults, children, and those with chronic health conditions. Together, let’s celebrate responsibly and safely, by staying cool and hydrated this holiday weekend.”