Code Red declared for Montgomery County

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

The “Code Red” Declaration begins on August 4th at noon 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. Such conditions can be deadly, and residents should take precautions to prevent heat-related stress and illness.

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.