National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County through Sunday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and those with chronic medical conditions.
During high-heat events, Nevada County's Office of Emergency Services partners with Nevada County Public Health to review our plans for Excessive Heat Emergencies. Residents can beat the heat in cool public places, like your local Nevada County Library branch. The Grass Valley Library, Madelyn Helling Library (Nevada City), and Truckee Library are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and the Penn Valley Library is open 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Tips for hot weather:
* If your doctor limits the amount of fluid you drink, or if you take water pills, ask him or her how much you should drink when the weather is hot.
The California Independent System Operator (ISO), with extreme heat forecast for much of California and the Southwest, has issued a statewide Flex Alert to encourage electricity conservation today, Friday, June 18th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to reduce stress on the grid and avoid power outages. Find more information: FlexAlert.org.
Conservation Tips from California ISO:
Before a Flex Alert is in effect, consumers can take specific steps to manage their electricity usage to maintain comfort during days that conservation is needed. Specifically, consumers can:
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, when the statewide Flex Alert is in effect, consumers can help by: