Fire Risk Soars Along with California Temperatures

Health risks along with wildfire danger

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public health officials are urging residents to stay hydrated, find shade, and take breaks to avoid heat exhaustion as temperatures soar across much of central and northern California.

San Francisco could see temperatures in the 80s (about 28 Celsius) while inland areas could top 100 (about 38 Celsius) as a high pressure system builds Sunday to Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

“Heat Risk concerns are not just in the Bay Area, but a large portion of Northern California and the Central Valley,” the NWS Bay Area tweeted Sunday. Over 9 million people are under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning.

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With the soaring temperatures comes an increased risk of wildfires in the state where vegetation is extremely dry after a winter and spring with relatively little rain and snow.

California’s power grid operator said Saturday it’s not anticipating energy supply outages during the heat wave.

There’s enough electricity to serve the expected spike in demand, California Independent System Operator said in a statement, but it will monitor the grid closely in case it needs to call on the public to conserve.

ISO has said the state is better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts.

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Health risks along with wildfire danger     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public health officials are urging residents to stay hydrated, find shade, and take breaks to avoid heat exhaustion as temperatures soar across much of central and northern California. San Francisco could see temperatures in the 80s (about 28 Celsius) while inland areas could […]

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