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Fox News alert dangerously high temperatures gripping much of the country right now a massive heat wave hitting its peak today.
Staying cool and not just an issue of comfort.
With the heat index hitting triple digits we're talking about a serious threat to public health.
That includes the nation's capital where code red excessive heat advisory is now in place Molly Henneberg is live in Washington more details about -- -- Collins.
Hi Kelly more than two when he deaths across the sweltering Easton middle part of the country.
Nine deaths alone in the state of Maryland six in Illinois as you're saying it's not just hot it's dangerously hot.
Still this is the big tourist season here in the nation's capital the kids are at a school lot of family come here to see the monuments.
As some people walking around DC say they're trying to play Smart and stay cool and some others say that not that bad.
Places before we -- ever wanted to do you who have been.
They embraced it yet -- major and -- drink a lot of water some strain -- stuff like that.
Got a big break us once again.
DC has a humid subtropical climate which is like hot days seem even more muggy around here.
DC parks and recreation closed all baseball fields and -- fields for the whole weekend and canceled all athletic tournaments at those fields because of the extreme -- Asked -- the -- situation in the mid Atlantic about 101000 people are still in the dark with no air conditioning and it's.
It's -- seven days since those powerful thunderstorms hit the area.
More than 9000 of those 101000 -- in the Baltimore Maryland area.
We're also had a holding Honda hope that's the predicted -- down for Sunday afternoon -- -- Monday it will happen and Kelly that will be basking in the cool temperatures of the -- It's.
Above that on the when I returned -- I hope it's cool thanks -- Think it.
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