Sunday, July 25, 2010
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Two of the three deaths were seniors, one of which was a Baltimore City resident found at home without air conditioning. The other senior was found outdoors in Prince George's County when temperatures exceeded 90 degrees, said David Paulson from the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
The third death was one of only three non-senior heat-related deaths this year, according to Paulson. This individual was found inside an un-air conditioned automobile in Prince George's County.
All three victims suffered from hypertension or heart conditions. So far this year, 15 of the 16 heat-related deaths were in individuals with underlying heart conditions.
With heat index values forecasted to exceed 100 degrees Friday and Saturday, Paulson reminded people to look after their neighbors.
"Please check on your neighbors," Paulson said. "Especially seniors, to make sure they're doing okay. Maybe even more than once a day."
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Previous deaths were in Baltimore and Montgomery counties. All had underlying conditions and were found indoors without air conditioning, except the Cecil resident who collapsed outdoors.
State officials reminded residents to take precautions against the heat such as drinking plenty of fluids, wearing loose-fitting clothing, staying in the shade or air conditioning and checking on neighbors who may need assistance.
In 2009, there were six heat-related deaths, down from 17 the year before.
The next few days are expected to be in the low 80s, with temperatures returning to the 90s over the holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Please remember to keep your pets cool and check on the elderly.