Heat Advisory In Effect Till 8 PM




* WHAT...Heat index values up to 108 expected.

* WHERE...The District of Columbia, portions of central Maryland
  as well as northern and central Virginia.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
  illnesses to occur.


Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

CDC recommends that if you need to go to a cooling center, wear a
cloth face covering. While you are there, wash your hands with
soap, or use hand sanitizer, often. Face covers should not be
used by children under the age of 2. They also should not be used
by people having trouble breathing, or who are unconscious,
injured, or can`t remove the mask themselves.

By The National Weather Service