Heat emergency plan activated for DC area

If you think you have it bad on a hot day like today. Imagine cooking over a grill in a hot food truck in this near 100-degree heat.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Due to high temperatures, Mayor Muriel Bowser has activated heat emergency plan for The District.

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It will feel like 100 degrees Tuesday with near-record heat and higher humidity.

When the temperature or heat index reaches 95 degrees in the District, District Government activates cooling centers.

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Officials urge residents and visitors to take extra steps to beat the heat by staying in the shade or air-conditioning, drinking plenty of water and visiting cooling centers.

For more information on the heat emergency plan, click here>>

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