The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Residents are urged to conserve electricity especially during the afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use.
Residents can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 1 p.m. and after 10 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.
Forecasts for today show an all-time record demand for electricity, as temperatures continue to rise in the state. Visit ISO’s Flex alert website to learn more.
With excessive high temperatures, the City’s Office of Emergency Services is monitoring conditions and the evenings are not going to be sufficiently cool. Together with the County, the City is opening up a temporary cooling center through the weekend.
Hart Senior Center will open Thursday, Aug. 31 and remain open at least through Sunday, Sept. 3. Hart Senior Center is located at 915 27th Street. The center will be open from 1- 8 p.m. Parks and Rec staff and volunteers will be manning the center. These are among other area cooling centers listed at 211 – a health and human service referral hotline.
The City relies on the NWS for weather guidance. The high Friday is expected to be 111 and Saturday 109. The low Friday night is expected to be 78, and Saturday night 75.
What else to keep in mind and share?
- Check on your elderly neighbors
- Never leave children or pets in cars
- Drink plenty of water and avoid very cold drinks
- Take cool showers to lower your body temperature
- There’s a high fire danger. Take precautions.
- Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors where it is air-conditioned or go a public place that is air conditioned
- Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing