BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland health officials say two more people have died of heat-related illnesses as a deadly-heat wave broils much of the U.S. and is expected to worsen by the weekend.
The Baltimore Sun reports the state Department of Health says a man aged 18-to-44 in Prince George's County and a woman aged 45-to-64 in Worcester County died in the week ending Monday. The department doesn't provide additional details, citing privacy concerns.
The toll of deaths tied to hot weather in Maryland this summer is up to four.
Highs are forecast in the lower 90s with a heat index above 100 degrees on Thursday. Highs are forecast for the upper 90s on Friday and could reach 100 on Saturday.
Cooling Stations in Sussex County
With the temperatures rising Sussex County officials are reminding residents that there are four cooling stations they can go to beat the heat.
These are the County Administration Building in Georgetown, the Greenwood Library, the Milton Library and the South Coast Library.
The Administration building will have free bottled water to help individuals cool off.
WBOC reports that county paramedics will stop by these stations and will answer heat related questions.
Residents are also encouraged to bring any medications or special items that they need.
In addition, authorities are reminding people not to stay outside too long – especially in the afternoon during the hottest part of the day.