Due to the extreme heat forecasted for this weekend, the Anne Arundel County Police Department released a heat health alert with tips from the health department.
The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures to exceed 100 degrees in Anne Arundel County on Saturday. The police department would like to remind the public that the current extreme heat emergency may cause serious illness and possibly death.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department provided the following tips for dealing with extreme heat:
- If you or someone you know experiences headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, or a rapid heartbeat, please get immediate medical attention.
- Stay in a cool place. If you do not have air conditioning, go somewhere that has it. Visit a movie theater, the mall, a friend or relative's home, community senior center or a cooling center in your area.
- Make sure you check in with family or friends every day if you live by yourself.
- Ask for help if you need it. Family, friends and neighbors can provide assistance.
- Drink plenty of fluids like water, but avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
- Never leave children or pets alone in a car.