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High Heat Advisory - Keep Cool

September 1, 2017

High temperatures are expected to continue throughout the Labor Day weekend. Maximum temperatures may exceed 110 degrees though smoke conditions may affect the forecast. Northerly winds will continue to bring smoke from wild fires in the North into Yolo County and the greater Sacramento region.

Residents are urged to protect themselves during hot weather by taking the following precautions:

  • If you have respiratory difficulties avoid smoke exposure

  • Drink extra non-alcoholic fluids, especially water

  • Stay indoors in air-conditioned facilities, especially during the hottest part of the day

  • Pace yourself and avoid heavy exertion in the heat

  • If you become lightheaded, feel confused or experience any other symptoms of heat exhaustion, get to a cool area until you feel better or call 911

  • Never leave a person or animal in a parked car; temperatures inside a vehicle can rise to dangerous levels in minutes

  • Don't forget pets that also need extra water and shade

  • Check on vulnerable neighbors accordingly.

Cooler night time temperatures may bring some relief during this heat spell, but residents who do not have adequate air conditioning may experience heat-related problems during the day. Those residing in homes without adequate air conditioning should find a friend or relative to stay with during the hottest parts of the day, or another location in the community where air conditioning is available such as a public building, shopping center, restaurant or movie theater. For a map listing public locations in Yolo County with air conditioning, please click on the link below: http://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2491cb2ce7274410a3aae770fc1fdb11