Code Orange

A heat wave is spreading across Delmarva with hot air that is expected to bring the temperatures up into the 90’s.

The heat index values are expected to reach over a hundred over the next three days.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that so far the emergency services in Salisbury have not gotten any heat-related calls.

But residents are urged to take precautions with Code Orange warnings.

Among the recommendations are to keep inside a cool place and drink lots of liquids, particularly water.

Don Rush

A Code Orange alert has been issued for today by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

It will affect the corridor up along I-95 in the northern part of the state.

That means the air has become too unhealthy for those with asthma, heart and lung disease as well as for children.

On Saturday the air pollution is expected to moderate.  

By Sunday a cold front is forecast.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources has issued a code yellow air quality-alert today.

That means it is unhealthful for those in sensitive categories like, the elderly, those with lung or heart conditions and those who are very young.

It is not recommend that anyone do strenuous outdoor activities.

This will be the fourth code orange day in the First state this summer

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Code Orange in Delaware

Jul 17, 2013

Code Orange

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials have issued a "Code Orange" air quality warning for Delaware and the Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says ozone concentrations on Wednesday are expected to be unhealthful for sensitive people. Officials say outdoor activity should be limited for young children, the elderly, and those with heart or respiratory conditions.

Particulate concentrations are expected to rise, but remain in the moderate range.