Baltimore, MD - July 8, 2024 — With high temperatures expected to continue in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit through Thursday, the Baltimore City Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ihuoma Emenuga, has extended the existing Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Thursday, July 11th. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

“With the continuation of the current heat wave, an extension to the Code Red Extreme Heat Alert is vital for the safety and well-being of our residents and community,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Ihuoma Emenuga. “With temperatures and humidity levels expected to remain dangerously high, it’s crucial that we take extra precautions by drinking plenty of water, limiting outdoor activities, and remaining indoors with a working fan or air conditioner during this prolonged heat wave. Please take care of yourselves and check on your vulnerable neighbors.”