D.C. hyperthermia alert issued by government
A hyperthermia alert has been issued in the District of Columbia.
The government of D.C. issued the alert because the heat index in Washington reached 95 degrees on Tuesday.
Hyperthermia is a condition in which the body produces more heat than it can release, which could lead to a dangerous elevation in body temperature.
Symptoms of hyperthermia can include dry skin, dehydration or signs of heat exhaustion.