The News Desk is a collection of news, notes and breaking items affecting the Fredericksburg community.
Dangerous, 100-degree days may last through next week in Fredericksburg
An excessive Heat Watch remains in effect for Friday and likely will be extended through much of next week as the Fredericksburg region braces for a sustained, dangerous heat wave.
High temperatures near 100 degrees are forecast for Friday through at least the Fourth of July.
If you’re planning to take in any of the many outdoor Fourth of July events , plan to take extra precautions such as drinking enough water and avoiding lengthy periods in the sun.
As always, keep a close eye on children, the elderly and pets. Here are some great tips for staying safe in the heat.
King George plans to open cooling shelter this weekend. Details here.
If your holiday week plans include the Rappahannock, please keep these river safety tips in mind.
- Do not assume that any body of water is safe.
- Respect the river. The Rappahannock has strong currents, an uneven riverbed with deep holes, rocks, roots and other obstacles.
- Never wade, swim, tube or boat alone.
- Always wear a personal flotation device, no matter what you’re doing on the river.
- Wear shoes and appropriate clothing.
- Know how to swim.
- Do not drink or take drugs if you are planning any type of river activity.
- If you see someone in trouble in the river, call 911 immediately.
-Friends of the Rappahannock