A weather system approaches late Tuesday (8/29) & Wednesday (8/30) bringing breezy, dry northerly winds. Increased fire weather concerns due to low humidity. While PG&E is on alert, no PSPS anticipated for Marin County for now. For your safety, Southern Marin Fire District urge all residents to stay informed, sign up for emergency alerts, and prepare themselves and their property from the possibility of wind and fire risk.
Please review additional safety information below:
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 tipsrecommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Power Outages/Downed Power Lines
Residents are advised of possible downed trees and power lines. Report downed power lines by calling 9-1-1 and PGE at 1-800-743-5002. Stay away from the downed powerlines and assume they are energized and dangerous.
Check to make sure you have batteries, fully charged back-up battery packs for your devices, and a battery powered radio.
Recharge your laptop computer, cell phone, and other mobile devices as a precaution against a power outage.
Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member.
Freeze water bottles or bags of water for food storage if the power goes out.
Have enough nonperishable food and water.
Make sure you can open your garage door if the power goes out.
If the power goes out:
Do not call 9-1-1 unless you are having a life-threatening emergency.
Call (800) 743-5002 or check the PG&E Outage Map for updates.
Monitor local news for information and updates - local AM radio stations are a good source of information.
If you see a downed power line call 911 immediately. For more safety information about downed power lines visit PG&E's website.
Traffic & Road Closures
Flooding or fallen trees may cause traffic back-ups and road closures. Check the City of Mill Valley's Website and City of Sausalito's website for Road Closures and Traffic.
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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