Temperatures in California will be as much as 20 degrees above normal for the next week.  Please take extra care to stay cool, hydrated, and informed.  Here are some quick tips and links to more information:

Be informed about extreme heat.

Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated when temperatures rise:

  • Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water.
  • Avoid alcohol when outdoors.

Frequently check on older adults, people with health conditions, children, and pets:

  • Watch for signs of dehydration, heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
  • Heat stresses the body and can trigger medical events like heart attacks & strokes.
  • Make sure children & pets have plenty of fresh, cool water to drink.
  • NEVER leave children or pets in cars or other small spaces outdoors.
  • Call 911 if needed.

Staying Cool: 

  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible.
  • Take a cold bath or shower to cool off.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Try to be less active during the hottest part of the day.
  • Rest often and pace yourself.
  • Find a cooling center near you if you don’t have air conditioning.

Minimize Your Use of Electricity from 4pm to 9pm:

  • Cool down your indoor spaces early in the day.
  • Close windows, drapes or blinds, and doors to keep rooms cool.
  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees for the afternoon and evening.

Unplug or turn off electrical devices that are not in use.

The Governor has declared a state of emergency for this weekend’s heat event.

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