- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - With hundreds of thousands of people expected to enjoy Artscape, Baltimore’s health commissioner is warning them to be careful in the heat.

Dr. Leana Wen said in a news release Friday that the heat index is expected to be 104 degrees Saturday and Sunday, those attending the outdoor festival this week should take care to stay cool and keep hydrated.

Artscape will have some air-conditioned venues around the festival and several misting tents.

The commissioner has issued a Code Red Heat Advisory for Saturday and Sunday. The city will open cooling centers from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.

Wen says anyone who experiences signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which include confusion, hot, dry, flushed skin or cool and clammy skin, lightheadedness and nausea, should call 911.


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