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It’s hot out there with the heat index rising above 100 degrees.

And Delmarva has begun to open up some cooling stations for those trying to seek relief.

In Wicomico County there is the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center that will be open today and tomorrow up until 8 p.m., although no pets are allowed and those seeking shelter must provide their own food and medications.

The MAC Senior Center will also be open for those over 50 with extended hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Shore Transit will provide transportation for those who need it.

It's Hot

Jun 23, 2015
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The heat is on.

As temperatures across Delmarva reach into the 90’s the Worcester Commission on Aging Adult Day Care Center in Snow Hill is opening up as a cooling station.

Development Coordinator Debbie Ritter tells WBOC seniors should use fans at home if they do not have air conditioning.

Also, they should be sure to drink plenty of water during the day.

In addition, Ritter says that the elderly should be conscious of how prescription drugs interact with the heat.

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With temperatures still reaching into the 90’s Somerset County has opened up some cooling stations.

The Princess Anne Library and the Crisfield Library will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The Somerset Senior Services Center will be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And the Woodrow Wilson Community Center will also be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.      

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Delmarvans Stay Cool

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As the weather heats up the cooling centers are beginning to open up on Delmarva.

Wicomico County health officials announced the MAC Senior Center in Salisbury will be open Wednesday through Friday for those over the age of 50 who need to escape the heat. 

WBOC reports that officials say there will be a few more places open to beat the heat.

Jennifer Johnson with the Wicomico County Health Department told the station that people should to the library or the mall where there is air conditioning.

It’s a second day of the teat index hitting nearly 110.

And there’s a heat advisory for the weekend.

WHAT DO TO

Residents are urged to stay in-doors with adequate air conditioning and avoid outdoor activities.

Hospitals are expected to see people with such ailments as heat rash heat exhaustion and heat cramps.

Drink plenty of water and know the signs of heat related illnesses.

These include dry red skin, convulsions, disorientation, delirium and coma.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Four more people have died heat-related deaths in Maryland, bringing the total number of heat-related deaths in recent days to eight including a man in Wicomico County.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the number Thursday. Three of the newly-reported heat-related deaths occurred in Baltimore City. Two of them were men over the age of 65. The third was a man between the ages of 45 and 64.

The fourth heat-related death happened in Montgomery County and was reported to be a man over the age of 65.