Heat Warning in Effect

County urges caution during this severe weather event. Visit mypgc.us/StayCool for more info.

Trash Time Change

Due to extreme heat, trash collection throughout the county will begin at 5 am beginning Monday, July 15, 2024. Learn more at mypgc.us/ClearTheCurb.

Extreme Heat

When summer temperatures in the County are very hot, The National Weather Service might issue warnings. This can be risky for our health, especially with temperatures in the 90s with humidity over 50%. When heat advisories are issued, we need to be extra careful to avoid getting sick from the heat.

Cooling Centers

In extreme heat, the County may open cooling stations. These are cool and safe places where everyone, including senior citizens, can go to escape the high temperatures. 

View Cooling Center Locations

Heat Problems

When it's too hot, anyone can get sick from the heat. Our bodies need to cool down properly; if they can't, we might face serious health issues like heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Heat Stroke: This is the most severe heat-related illness. When the body can't control its temperature and goes above 105 degrees, it can lead to symptoms like red and dry skin, confusion, and nausea. It's very serious and needs quick attention.

Heat Exhaustion: This is a milder form of heat sickness that can happen after being in the heat for several days. Symptoms include muscle cramps, dizziness, weakness, and headaches.

Who's at Risk?

Kids, older adults, and people with heart or lung problems are more likely to get sick from the heat. Even when it's not super hot outside, cars can become dangerously hot very fast.

Heat Safety Tips

Follow these tips to protect yourself and your loved ones in extreme heat:

  • Don't leave kids or pets in hot cars, even with cracked windows.
  • If you work outside, be careful in the heat. Take breaks, drink water, and avoid heavy work between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • If you're outside, wear light clothes, a hat, and sunscreen. 
  • Take breaks in the shade and drink lots of water.

Illness Prevention Information

Help for Seniors

If you're a senior citizen or have family members who are, you can call the Prince George's County Department of Family Services Administration on Aging at 301-265-8450 for information and help.

Stay Cool and Safe

For more tips on staying safe in the heat, check out resources like "Tips to Beat the Heat" and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Let's take care of ourselves and each other when it's hot outside!

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