June 28th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is reminding Maryland residents to take necessary precautions this week as a traditional summer heat wave arrives in the region. As part of the Maryland Heat Emergency Plan, DHMH is alerting affected jurisdictions of a potential extreme heat event statewide on Thursday and through the weekend. DHMH activates its extreme heat event Plan when heat index values have the potential to meet or exceed 105 degrees. These conditions may pose danger for some residents, especially those with other significant health concerns. Allegany County Health Officer Sue Raver offered some tips keep cool during the next few days….