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A Heat Warning In Calaveras County

Calaveras County, CA — Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to take precautions as we’ll see steamy temps through next Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement. They say the Mother Lode will see temps in the triple digits for the daytime.

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is highlighting the impending heat period for public awareness because we have been fortunate to have had relatively mild summer temperatures for the past two years. They say they’re concerned some residents may not be as conscientious about heat safety as they were previously.

They say the warning is targeted at those who work in prolonged heat in outdoor occupations, children in their last week of summer break staying out in the heat, and to agricultural animals. They also caution the elderly, pets, and those without air conditioners.
Those who use fans instead of air conditioners will need to drink extra portions of water as fans will dehydrate a person faster than air conditioners.

Here are some tips to beat the heat:

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day.
3. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
4. Wear light weight and light colored clothing.