Code Red declared for Montgomery County

A “Code Red” Hot Weather Emergency has been declared for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

The “Code Red” Declaration begins on July 21st at 11:00 a.m. and is scheduled to end the same day at 8:00 p.m.

From the notice:

Code Red Hot Weather Health Warnings are issued in anticipation of an oppressively hot air mass with a heat index of 100ºF or greater. Heat index values will be at or above 100º between noon and 6 p.m. each of those days. Such conditions can be deadly, and residents should take precautions to prevent heat-related stress and exhaustion.

Those, especially at risk, are very young children, elderly adults, and people with chronic medical conditions, and who take certain medications. Friends, relatives, or neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.

Any residents of Montgomery County who need emergency shelter during a “Code Red” can call the Your Way Home Call Center at 2-1-1 or text their zip code to 898-211.