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National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warning for San Francisco Bay Area

by ECT

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 12:00 pm Friday, July 9 through 11:00 pm Sunday as temperatures are anticipated to be 102-degrees to 110-degrees inland.  Overnight, temperatures will cool to the 70’s inland, if not, 80’s in the hills, ridges and peaks.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the  potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

The City of Antioch has already announced its cooling centers will be open beginning Thursday. Both the  Antioch Community Center and the Antioch Senior Center.  Both facilities will be open as Cooling Centers beginning Thursday – Sunday, July 8-11 from 12PM – 5PM

The City of Brentwood announced its cooling center will also be open beginning Thursday. The cooling center will be open beginning Thursday, July 8th through Sunday, July 11th, from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Brentwood Community Center 35 Oak Street. Masks and social distancing will be required while inside the community center.

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.

Tips:

  • 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

County Employment & Human Services Locations

See EHSD Places to Cool (PDF) and Places to Cool in Spanish (PDF). EHSD offices are open Wednesday, June 16, through Friday, June 18, from 8 AM to 5 PM:

Antioch                       4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
Hercules                     151 Linus Pauling
Martinez                     40 Douglas Drive
Pleasant Hill              400 Ellinwood Way
Richmond                  1305 Macdonald

Contra Costa County Libraries

See 20 library locations available as cooling centers. Visit ccclib.org for addresses and hours of operation, or call 1-800-984-4636 for assistance.

Antioch, Prewett in Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Crockett, Danville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, San Pablo, Dougherty Station in San Ramon, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

Additional Cooling Locations in Contra Costa County

Antioch
Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. 2nd Street, Antioch
Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch

Brentwood
Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood (925) 516-5444
Open Wednesday to Friday, June 16-18, 12 pm to 7 pm

Concord
Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord   (925) 671-3320

Martinez
Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green Street, Martinez   (925) 370-8770

Oakley
Oakley Recreation Center St, 1250 O’Hara Ave, Oakley, (925) 625-7041
Open Wednesday to Friday, June 16-18, from 9 am to 4 pm

Pittsburg
Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane (925) 252-4890
Open Thursday, June 17, from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call to check hours.

 

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.

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