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Heat Warning extended

Heat Warning extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Excessive Heat Warning for San Diego County valleys, mountains, and deserts, effective until Thursday, Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures of 98 degrees are expected in the inland valleys.

Due to the prolonged heat wave and exceptionally high demand for electricity, the California Independent Operator (CAISO) may again order SDG&E and other utilities throughout California to implement rotating power outages over the next few days between the hours of 3 and 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdge.com/outage-map and www.flexalert.org.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if one is available, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors by telephone, video conferencing or – if in person – while adhering to social distancing recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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 emergencies like heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

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