It’s hot! Be smart and play it safe to make sure you beat the heat
Maryland summers are hot. And the Eastern Shore in July and August, amid scorching temperatures and a sweltering, humid atmosphere, can be hazardous for those who work outside. And can be deadly for children and pets left in vehicles.
The National Weather Service reports heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the country. Hundreds of people die from the heat and heat-related illnesses each year.
But ever y single one of these deaths is easily preventable — if you take the proper precautions.
At job sites, the NWS recommends those who make their living outside stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible. Whether working or playing outdoors, keep all strenuous activity to a minimum. This may mean switching up the normal jogging routine to early morning or evening hours or spending more time in the air-conditioned gym instead.
Those of you who are young and healthy or are fortunate enough to live and work in an air-conditioned place should make it a priority to
Guests of the William Paca Independence Day memorial event take a moment to recognize Dan Tabler, a veteran and longtime Queen Anne’s County resident, for his service to his country and local community.