Utilities in Maryland and Washington are asking customers to reduce energy use as hot weather blankets the region.
A recent study revealed that a significant increase in the frequency of heat waves along the lines of those we experienced this summer could be expected within the next 27 years.
An advocacy group for the homeless is warning residents in the Washington area to be alert for homeless people who may need help in the extreme heat.
A strong heat wave is bringing the hottest temperatures of the summer to the Washington area this week.
Excessive heat is the No. 1 weather killer in the United States and it’s at its most dangerous when it doesn’t cool down at night.
Americans this week will get a reprieve from the stifling heat that has blanketed much of the country as temperatures begin approaching normal from the Midwest to the East Coast.
A combination of record-high temperatures and temperatures continuing to climb through the weekend has local cooling centers working overtime. Whether you are still without power or desperately just in need of a place to cool off, there is likely a cooling center for you nearby.
The Department of Parks and Recreation announced it will be extending pool hours at select pools for the remainder of the week.
A weekend without electricity was already trying for millions in the sweltering, storm-swept mid-Atlantic region. But Monday morning brings another grim challenge when many embark on a difficult commute over roads with darkened stoplights and likely mass-transit delays.
Violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 million customers across the eastern United States and caused at least five fatalities.