Baltimore's Health Commissioner issues Code Red for Labor Day & Tuesday (WBFF)
Sunday Sep 2nd, 2018
With temperatures in Baltimore this Labor Day and a heat index expected to go over 100 degrees Fahrenheit Monday and Tuesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red extreme heat alert for Labor Day and Tuesday, September 4.
The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity. It indicates how hot it feels to the human body. Dr Wen says, "As Baltimore continues to experience very high temperatures this week, all residents should take precautions to protect against hyperthermia and dehydration.