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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON  AUGUST  30, 2017

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Kristi Jourdan
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Kristi.Jourdan@countyofnapa.org



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Napa , California 94559



Napa County encourages residents to be safe during high heat

Stay cool, hydrated, and informed

Napa County encourages residents to be safe during high heat 

Stay cool, hydrated, and informed

NAPA – With temperatures expected to rise above 100 degrees in some parts of Napa County this weekend, Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Relucio encourages residents to prepare for the severe heat.

“Although nearly everyone is uncomfortable in high heat, some people are more vulnerable than others,” Dr. Relucio said. “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.”

The Napa County Office of Emergency Services has been closely monitoring the temperature, humidity, and cooling temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory and excessive heat warning for the area throughout the weekend.

Stay cool

Stay out of the sun, limit outdoor activity and physical exertion. Seek out air-conditioned buildings. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and wide-brimmed hats when outdoors. Lower body temperature by using cold compresses, misting and taking cool showers, baths or sponge baths.

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks as these can cause dehydration. Eat light meals.

Stay informed

Visit the Public Health Division website for more tips to prevent heat related illness. Keep your friends, family, and neighbors aware of heat safety. For more information and resources, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Extreme Heat site in English and Spanish.

Seek medical attention for heat exhaustion

Be alert for symptoms of heat exhaustion and seek medical attention for profuse sweating and muscle cramping, body temperature of 105 degrees with hot, dry skin, and confusion or unconsciousness.

Protect your pets

Be aware that pets are also vulnerable to high heat. If you think your pet is experiencing heat stress consult a veterinarian immediately for evaluation. Pet owners are reminded to:

 Never leave pets in a car

 Be alert for any sign of heat stress including heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid pulse, unsteadiness, a staggering gait, vomiting and deep red or purple tongue

 Offer a cool place to rest

 Call Animal Services or police immediately if you see an animal distress in a car

 

 


The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment.

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