The National Weather Services has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the San Francisco Bay Area which includes Contra Costa County.
The advisory is in effect from 11:00 am Wednesday to 11:00 am through Friday at 9:00 pm as temperatures are anticipated to be 98-degrees to 108-degrees inland. Overnight, temperatures will cool to the 70’s inland, if not, 80’s in the hills, ridges and peaks. The hottest day of the week will be Thursday.
Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
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.
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay in air conditioned rooms
- Stay out of the sun
- Check up on relatives and neighbors
- don’t leave kids or pets in unattended vehicles
Via Contra Costa County Health
- Looking for an air-conditioned, public place to get out of the heat? In Contra Costa County, try 211.
- Call 911 If you or someone you are observing has a health emergency.