City of Alexandria, VA
Heat Advisory Issued for the City of Alexandria
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the City of Alexandria from noon today until 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7. Temperatures are expected to reach up to 102 degrees. The hot temperatures, combined with high humidity, will cause heat indices to approach 105 degrees.
The combination of high temperatures and humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat-related illnesses can occur. Children, the elderly, and people with chronic ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat. Heat exhaustion, cramps, or in extreme cases, heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to these conditions. Residents are advised to stay indoors and limit their exposure to the sun; drink plenty of water; and wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing. Alexandrians are also urged to check on neighbors who may be at risk or do not have access to air conditioning. Be sure to keep pets indoors and provide them with plenty of fresh water. Residents are also advised to be conservative in their use of electricity, as demand for electric power will be high over the next several days.
For more information on remaining healthy in the heat, visit alexandriava.gov, or call the Alexandria Health Department at 703.746.4996.