The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29. Temperatures are expected to reach 90–100 degrees in the next few days. Take precautions, stay hydrated and limit your time outdoors.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Infants, young children, senior citizens and individuals with pre-existing conditions are amongst those most at risk during extreme heat. Those who may easily become dehydrated due to their work or exercise and those with chronic illnesses such as heart disease and high blood pressure are also at risk.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
There are cooling centers open in the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Access to drinking water will be available at these locations.
The City of Annapolis has opened its primary cooling center, the Roger “Pip” Moyer Community Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane as a cooling center July 27-29 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The following community-based cooling centers are also open to individuals who need this service. Access to drinking water will be available at these locations.
- Thursday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 27-Friday July 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Additional cooling centers may be open during the summer season based on availability.