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D.C. Heat Wave Shows No Signs Of Letting Up

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A code red air quality alert and an extreme heat warning are in effect for the D.C. Metro area.
Rebecca Cooper
A code red air quality alert and an extreme heat warning are in effect for the D.C. Metro area.

People are advised to stay indoors, drink plenty of water, and check on elderly family members and acquaintances.

Cooling centers are open throughout the city for people that don't have access to air conditioning. And the University of the District of Columbia has closed its Van Ness campus due to today's heat warnings. All other campuses remain open.

A code red air quality alert is in effect, as is an

The people bearing the brunt of today's extreme temperatures will be the city's emergency personnel. More rescue vehicles are on call to respond to what will likely be hundreds of heat related calls.

Across the country, this heat waves claimed six lives on Thursday. Health officials say what makes it so dangerous is that people are unable to cool off at night when they need to.

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