Baltimore City Issues Code Red Extreme Heat Alert Through Thursday

Posted on 09/04/23 | News Source:

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 4, 2023  - Baltimore is experiencing a heatwave with temperatures nearing 100 degrees, expected to last until Thursday, according to WBAL. The Baltimore City Health Department has issued a code red extreme heat alert and opened various cooling centers to help residents cope with the heat. Acting Baltimore Health Commissioner Mary Beth Haller warned that extreme heat poses severe risks, particularly to young children, older adults, and those with chronic conditions. The heatwave is expected to peak on Wednesday and return to normal by Sunday. Medical experts are emphasizing the dangers of heat-related illnesses, urging people to stay hydrated and cool.