The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Eastern Shore Sundday through Thursday. Heat indices will peak between 105 and 109 degrees Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures overnight are only expected to drop into the mid 70s, so there will be little relief from the heat even through the overnight hours.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.