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Norristown, PA (Sept. 4, 2018) – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
The Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from noon on Tuesday, Sept. 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
A Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning is issued in anticipation of an oppressively hot air mass with a heat index of 100ºF or greater. Such conditions have been associated with excess mortality, and residents should take precautions to prevent heat-related stress and exhaustion.
Those especially at risk are very young children, elderly adults, and people with chronic medical conditions and/or taking certain medications. Friends, relatives, or neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.
Here are some helpful tips on how to alleviate the effects of the hot weather:
For general hot weather and heat exhaustion/stroke information, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: https://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/ or the Montgomery County Office of Public Health webpage at: www.montcopa.org/codered.
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health distributes hot weather educational materials to Montgomery County residents upon request. The Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services maintains a list of weather-sensitive older residents on whom they check in heat emergencies.