With summer heat in full swing, Montgomery County health officials are encouraging residents to find places where they can stay cool, and to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Those most at risk are young children, the elderly, and people with health problems such as asthma, who are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and exhaustion.
Libraries, recreation centers and pools are good places to cool off, along with shopping malls and movie theatres.
To quickly find the location of public facilities, go to http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mymontgomery and type in your location. The website includes the locations of pools, parks, libraries, regional services centers, recreation centers, Metro stations, hospitals and golf courses.
Residents with questions about specific locations and hours of operation should call 311.
See Summer Heat Safety Tips.
CATEGORIES: Public Safety
POSTED AT: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 4:30:00 AM