Heat Alert announced for Central Coast

July 14, 2010

The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA)  issued a statewide Phase II Heat Alert Wednesday night, with special warning for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Under a Phase II alert, local health departments are required to monitor the heat situation and take appropriate actions to protect “vulnerable populations.”

A Special Weather Statement has been issued for the coastline from San Luis Obispo down to Los Angeles, as hot weather is expected to continue through July 18. Los Angeles County has opened Cooling Centers in response to the recent change in the weather.

Cal EMA officials report that no local Emergency Operations Centers have been activated in response to the heat and there have been no requests for assistance.

The Central Coast will maintain hot and dry weather in the interior regions through the rest of the week with highs of around 102 to 106 degrees.

Information about preventing heat-related illness is available from the California Department of Public Health.

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Too Darn Hot

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