Hyperthermia Alert Issued for Montgomery County

A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County for Tuesday, July 6 from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The County issues a Hyperthermia Alert when temperatures and/or heat indices are forecast to reach 95 degrees or higher.

Extreme heat affects the body’s ability to regulate temperature which can create dangerous conditions if appropriate safety measures are not taken.

Heat may affect air quality, especially in urban areas, and may have a stronger impact on the elderly, children, and sick persons."

County officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their loved ones, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

“Residents are also asked to check on elderly friends, relatives and neighbors who may be isolated, to ensure they are not showing signs of heat-related illnesses.