City extends Code Red Heat alert

Emergency cooling centers open

BALTIMORE - Baltimore City extended the current Code Red Heat Alert through Tuesday, July 3 due to predicted high heat and its associated dangers. Baltimore City will open emergency cooling centers. Each center will have cool air and free water.

The Community Action Program will open the following cooling centers around the city. These centers are open from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. :

The Health Department's Office of Aging and CARE Services will open the following senior centers during a Code Red Heat Alert from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays only.

"During extended periods of extreme heat, it's important to drink plenty of water and limit the intake of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages. If you must be outdoors, take frequent water breaks in the shade," said Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot.

Residents who are concerned about a neighbor can call 311. Call 911 if you are having a heat-related emergency.

City residents who want information on the closest cooling center can call 311.

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