Heat death toll rises to 8
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced two more heat-related deaths on Wednesday, as the total number of fatalities for the summer rises to 8.
From the health department: "The latest reported hyperthermia-related fatalities are an Anne Arundel County adult (19 to 64) whose death was unpended from late May, and a Baltimore City adult who died this week. The Anne Arundel County individual collapsed inside their home after working outdoors; the Baltimore City adult was found inside an home with air temperatures over 90 degrees. "
"I can't emphasize enough how important it is to take precautions against these record breaking temperatures that we are currently experiencing in our state," Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement. "Find a place where it is cool, drink plenty of water or fruit juice and take it easy."