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Baltimore-area weather: 'Code Red' alert to continue Wednesday, with heat index forecast to hit 105 (Baltimore Sun)

The heat index approached 110 degrees Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore, and with hot, humid air flowing into the Baltimore region this week, more steamy conditions are forecast Wednesday. 

Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen declared a “Code Red” heat alert for both Tuesday and Wednesday. The city announced that it would open the Northern, Southern, Northwest and Southeast community action partnership centers as cooling centers both days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Baltimore-area weather: 'Code Red' heat advisory in effect Tuesday, with heat index forecast to hit 100 (Baltimore Sun)

Hot, humid air is flowing into the Baltimore region this week, bringing high temperatures into the mid-90s and a heat index in excess of 100 degrees at times. Temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-90s Tuesday and Wednesday.

With the humidity, it’s forecast to feel like the lower 100s Tuesday and Wednesday, and Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen declared a “Code Red” heat alert for both days. The city announced that it would open the Northern, Southern, Northwest and Southeast community action partnership centers as cooling centers on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 27, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit both Tuesday and Wednesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29. 

Code Red Extreme Heat Alert Tuesday, Wednesday (WJZ)

With the heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, the Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has declared a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert.

“Heat is a silent killer and a public health threat, particularly for the young, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions,” Dr. Wen said.

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CODE RED extreme heat advisory issued for Tuesday and Wednesday (WMAR)

A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert has been issued for Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Baltimore City Health Comissioner Dr. Leana Wen said Monday.

With high temperatures and oppressive humidity, the heat index is expected to exceed 100 degrees both days. Code Red alerts are declared when the heat is expected to be severe enough to present a "substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore residents," Wen's statement said. 

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'Code Red' heat alert issued for Tuesday & Wednesday in Baltimore (WBFF)

Baltimore City announced a "Code Red" heat alert for Tuesday and Wednesday as temperatures surge for the start of the week.

Heat indexes are expected to top 100 degrees both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Health Department Issues Response to Today's Baltimore City Biennial Performance Audit

BALTIMORE, MD (August 22, 2018) - Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, issued the following statement about the Baltimore City Biennial Performance Audit released to the Board of Estimates today.

Wen Celebrates Breastfeeding Support Group (UMB)

Members of the breastfeeding support group joined Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen, MD, Bronwyn Mayden, MSW, executive director of Promise Heights and assistant dean at the University o

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Baltimore's 'Staying Alive' program found to be successful in combating overdoses (Baltimore Business Journal)

The number of overdose reversal drug kits distributed and overdose reversals reported in Baltimore both increased between 2015 and 2017, according to data from the city's health department.

A city audit of the department presented Wednesday found the Staying Alive Drug Overdose Prevention and Response Plan has been successful in its goal to reduce the rate of deaths from opiate-related overdoses in Baltimore.

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