DC heat emergency extended through Thursday

DC heat emergency extended through Thursday

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has activated an extended heat emergency in the capital through Thursday.

“With the heat index expected to exceed 100 degrees Monday through Thursday, residents and visitors are encouraged to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and to check on neighbors,” Bowser’s office said in an announcement. 

The Heat Emergency has been extended through Thursday, July 11.

Please stay cool and check on seniors and neighbors.

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If you see someone in need, contact:
📞Shelter Hotline: 202-399-7093 or 311
📞911 for an immediate safety risk pic.twitter.com/TN78Z7KnYt

— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) July 8, 2024

The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is forecast to hit triple digits this week, with actual temperatures reaching 90 degrees.

Bowser first declared a heat

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