A Code Orange Alert has just been issued today for the Charlotte region, with an Air Quality Index expected to exceed 105 today, according to the EPA.
The alert notes that “Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.”
Today’s high temperatures, along with the low air quality increases everyone’s chance of heat exhaustion and heat stroke – make sure to stay hydrated at all times;
Code Orange Alert issued for Charlotte today, combined with highs in the low 90s, caution should be used with young children and the elderly. Here are some signs of #heat related illness. #StayCool pic.twitter.com/tr0CnWXfUN
— Charlotte NC (@CLTusa) June 7, 2018
If you’re planning on spending an extended amount of time outside today, make sure you wear breathable clothes and consider getting a small fan, personal air conditioner, or evaporative cooling towel.
Stay safe out there!