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Alexandria Birthday Celebration Delayed By A Few Hours
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Alexandria Birthday Celebration Delayed By A Few Hours

The City of Alexandria is keeping your health in mind by delaying its birthday celebration.

The Alexandria Birthday Celebration at Oronoco Bay Park will begin at 7:30 p.m. instead of the originally set time of 4 p.m. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra concert is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The heat wave is expected to go through the weekend with temperatures reaching 105 degrees with a Code Red Air Quality expected on Saturday, July 7th.

The city advises the elderly, people with chronic health or fragile medical conditions, infants and young children not attend the event due to possible heat-related illness.

The city released the following steps to protect yourself from excessive heat if you plan to attend the birthday celebration:

  • Drink 2 to 4 glasses of cool fluids each hour.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing and stay in the shade outdoors whenever possible.
  • Protect yourself from the sun’s rays by wearing sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and bring an umbrella for shade.
  • Monitor people around you for signs of heat-related illness.
  • Don't drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar, which can cause you to lose more body fluid. Avoid very cold drinks, because they may cause stomach cramps.
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