The heat spell is not expected to last too long.
Frederick officials say at this point no cooling centers will be opened. The National Weather Service says a heat advisory will continue Thursday, as temperatures are expected to soar near 100 degrees. "People can go to any public building, like a library or a mall," said Judy Peterson, Emergency Services Program Manager for the Chesapeake Region of the American Red Cross. "This is not going to be an extended heat spell."
"As the summertime heat arrives a little early, citizens should be aware of the dangers and signs of heat-related illness and use caution during outdoor activities," said Peterson. "If someone shows signs of heat exhaustion such as pale or flushed skin, heavy sweating, headache, nausea, dizziness and weakness, move the person to a cooler place, apply cool, wet cloths to his or her skin and have the person slowly drink cool water. For additional information, the American Red Cross just released a free first aid app for Android and iPhone smart phones. Visit the Android Market or App Store to download this life-saving new tool."