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Posted on: September 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Watch and Heat Warning Extended Through Thursday Evening, September 8, 2022

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* WHAT...Temperatures in the mid to upper 90s expected.


* WHERE...Marin Coastal Range, San Francisco Bay Shoreline, Northern Salinas Valley, Hollister Valley, and Carmel Valley and Northern Monterey Bay.


* WHEN...Until 8 PM PDT Thursday.


* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The hottest temperatures will occur just  inland from the immediate coastline. However, adequate overnight cooling will mitigate greater heat concerns expected across the  interior.




PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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.

 

STAY COOL

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


STAY HYDRATED

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


STAY INFORMED

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

Weakness

Skin is cold, pale and clammy

Weak pulse

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

Possible unconsciousness


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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