ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The City of Alexandria has a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Wednesday, issued by the National Weather Service.
According to the city, temperatures are expected to be in the mid ’90s with a heat index of more than 100 degrees — temperatures that can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening without proper precautions.
According to the city, power outages can be common during periods of extreme heat. These can be reported to Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357.
Some precautions Alexandria residents may take are:
- Avoid the outdoors
- Stay in the shade
- Keep hydrated
- Keep pets indoors
- Do not leave pets or children in cars, even with air conditioning
- Reschedule strenuous outdoor activities
- Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing
People who need to cool off away from home can go to city libraries, recreation centers and pools, the city said.