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(NAPA, CALIF.) – With temperatures expected to reach above 100°F degrees in some parts of Napa County this week, Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Relucio, encourages residents to prepare for the hot weather.
“When temperatures are high, we want everyone to stay cool, hydrated and informed,” said Dr. Relucio. “Although nearly everyone is uncomfortable in high heat, some people are more vulnerable than others. Seniors, people who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible. Check frequently on your neighbors if you know they have health concerns. Pet owners are also advised to keep an eye on their companions during these hot days.”
Napa County Office of Emergency Services has been closely monitoring the temperature, humidity, and cooling temperatures since yesterday.
Seek Medical Attention for Heat Exhaustion
Dr. Relucio advised residents to be alert to the following symptoms of heat exhaustion and to seek medical attention for:
Protect Your Pets
Be aware that pets are also vulnerable to high heat. Pet owners are reminded to:
Find Out More
For more information and resources, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Extreme Heat site in English and Spanish.
Contact:Elizabeth ScottNapa County Communications and PIO[email protected]707-666-5749 (cell) 707-253-4111 (office)
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