Baltimore bakes amid the first heat wave of the season. The heat index climbed to 100 degrees Wednesday, and people struggled to keep cool.
The Baltimore City Health Department has extended the Code Red Heat Alert through Friday. The alert is issued when high temperatures pose health risks.
Maryland emergency management officials say cooling centers are opening across the state to help residents cope with the extreme heat. They will have cool air and free water for residents.
Maryland is under a heat advisory, the seventh so far this year. Baltimore City has opened its cooling centers. They will have cool air and free water for residents.
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has lifted restrictions on water use throughout the county, except for Herald Harbor, and has ordered that cooling centers remain open until power is restored to the remaining 40,000 homes and businesses.
Baltimore City and Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties have opened additional cooling centers after Friday night’s storms left thousands of residents without electricity in nearly 100-degree heat.
The city of Baltimore has opened five cooling centers for residents and extended public pool hours amid high temperatures and power outages.
The Baltimore City Health Department has declared a Code Red Heat Alert from Friday through Sunday as temperatures for those days will hover close to 100 degrees.
The hottest day in Maryland. Friday’s triple-digit heat broke records with an all-time high of 106 degrees at BWI-Marshall airport and 108 degrees in Baltimore City.
People all around Maryland are trying to stay cool from the excessive heat.
A lot of people say they’re used to Memorial Day rainouts, but this year Mother Nature rolled out the heat.