Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
Protect Yourself, Family (including pets) and Neighbors in the Heat
(Woodland, CA) – High temperatures are expected in Yolo County beginning Friday, June 16th and continuing into early next week, with the hottest temperatures, over 100 degrees, anticipated for Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. As a result, Yolo County officials are reminding all county residents to take measures to protect themselves accordingly, especially vulnerable populations which include: individuals over 65 years of age, children under 4 years of age, those who work outdoors, people who are overweight and those who are ill or may be on certain medications that can affect their ability to handle fluids.
Fortunately, cooler night time temperatures will bring some relief during this heat spell, but residents who do not have adequate air conditioning may experience heat-related problems during the day. Those residing in homes without adequate air conditioning should find a friend or relative to stay with during the hottest parts of the day, or another location in the community where air conditioning is available such as a public building, shopping center, restaurant or movie theater. For a map listing public locations in Yolo County with air conditioning, please visit: http://goo.gl/pdCPyH.
Residents are urged to protect themselves during hot weather by taking the following precautions:
Drink extra non-alcoholic fluids, especially water
Stay cool indoors in air-conditioned facilities, especially during the hottest part of the day
Pace yourself and avoid heavy exertion in the heat
Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing, a broad-brimmed hat and sunscreen
Avoid hot foods and heavy meals
If you become lightheaded, feel confused or experience any other symptoms of heat exhaustion, get to a cool area until you feel better
Never leave a person or animal in a parked car; temperatures inside a vehicle can rise to dangerous levels in minutes
Don’t forget pets that also need extra water and shade
Check on vulnerable neighbors who may need assistance.