Maryland alerts residents of the rising heat


A heat advisory is in effect across Maryland until 8 p.m. 

Maryland officials are alerting residents of extreme heat for this week. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will soar the upper 90 to low 100 degrees across the state on Monday.

So to beat the heat, Josiah and his siblings are off to take a dip in the pool. 

 “If we’re outside and we get hot we just go to the car and chill out of for a little bit with the air on and then we’ll come back out,” said Hagerstown resident Josiah Keltar.

“I was actually just taking a walk because I don’t do it too often. Today seemed like a good day to do it,” said Hagerstown resident Diante Melvin. 

Health officials say try to limit your time outdoors. Those at risk are children under five as well as people over the age of 65. 

At the Salvation Army, people can stay for longer and escape the sweltering temperatures.

“If they don’t want to come to the shelter we have the soup kitchen where they can come get something cool to drink and they can sit and relax,” said Salvation Army Lieutenant Charlene Cover. 

Washington County Emergency Services Specialist Charles Brown says while it is hotter than usual for June, they still have to follow protocol. 

“Normally we don’t open up cooling centers until there has been a succession,” said Brown. 

As for some like Jerimiah Shatzer, they’re not letting the heat melt their day. 

“Well we’re going to be in the water and we’re going to be cooling off,” said Shatzer. 

The heat advisory extends to Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Charles, Howard, Prince George’s, and Washington Counties, as well as Baltimore City.

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