The District of Columbia has activated its multi-agency heat plan in response to forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees over the next several days, with heat-index values predicted to reach as high as 115 degrees.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible. The multi-agency heat plan will remain in effect as long as the daily high temperature reaches 95 degrees or higher.
In response to this plan, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has canceled all DPR-sponsored outdoor activities for youth beginning Thursday, July 21, 2011 through Sunday, July 24, 2011. DPR-sponsored adult activities may continue at the discretion of the organizers.
Additionally DPR has announced that it will be extending pool hours at their large outdoor pools beginning Thursday and continuing through Sunday. To find an pool in your area, visit the DPR website at DPR.DC.GOV
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