Alexandria heat advisory issued for Wednesday



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.

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