An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for North Bay Interior Mountains, East Bay Interior Valleys, Eastern Santa Clara Hills, East Bay Hills and Mountains Of San Benito County and Interior Monterey County, including Pinnacles National Monument. Widespread high temperatures of 100 to 10 5degrees are likely across inland areas which may impact those who are sensitive to the heat. Sensitive populations such as the elderly, infants, and those without access to air conditioning will likely be susceptible to heat related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
- Dangerously hot weather for inland areas this week with peak temperatures on Tuesday
- Excessive Heat Watch issued for interior areas of North Bay, East Bay and the Central Coast from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening
- Gradual cooling by the end of the week with near-normal temperatures by the weekend
- Coastal areas remain comfortable under the influence of the marine layer
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
Do not leave children and pets unattended in vehicles
Limit outdoor activities
Stay in air-conditioned buildings and shelters or public cooling center
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing
Check on friends, family and neighbors who are sensitive to heat at least twice a day
Drink more water than usual
Drink two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside
Avoid alcohol or drinks containing high amounts of sugar
Make sure family, friends and neighbors drink enough water
Check local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips
Keep friends, family and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information
Recognize the signs of a heat illness (below) and if symptoms are severe or life threatening, call 911
KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS
Heat-related illness is a spectrum of disorders due to environmental factors, specifically heat exposure.
SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION
Skin is cold, pale and clammy
Fainting and vomiting
WHAT TO DO IF EXPERIENCING HEAT EXHAUSTION
Move to a cooler location
Lie down and loosen clothing
Apply cool, wet clothes and cover as much of the body as possible
Drink plenty of water (avoid caffeine and alcohol)
If vomiting occurs and is continuous, seek medical attention immediately
SYMPTOMS OF HEAT STROKE
High body temperature (above 103 degrees F)
Hot, red, dry or moist skin
Rapid and strong pulse
WHAT TO DO IF EXPERIENCING HEAT STROKE
Call 911 immediately if symptoms present
Move the person to a cooler environment
Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath
Do NOT provide fluids.
Preparation can make a difference in avoiding heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Please review additional extreme heat preparation tips recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dial 9-1-1 For Life Threatening Emergencies Only:
City Of Mill Valley’s emergency warning system is tested on the first Saturday of each month at noon. If you hear the siren at any other time, tune in to KCBS 740 AM and KGO 810AM and local tv stations for further information.
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