California: Governor declares state of emergency due to heat wave

California: Governor declares state of emergency due to heat wave The state experiences extreme temperatures on Labor Day weekend Severe ...

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  • California: Governor declares state of emergency due to heat wave
  • The state experiences extreme temperatures on Labor Day weekend
  • Severe weather warning is for the entire weekend

California heat wave. Given the high temperatures that the state of California has experienced since September 2, Governor Gavin Newsom declared the state of emergency.

In the middle of Labor Day weekend and amid scorching temperatures in California, the governor issued the emergency declaration aimed at propping up the state’s energy capacity and preventing massive power outages and continuous blackouts that left tens of thousands of residents in the dark during the last heat wave.

Newsom’s statement, released Thursday, comes as some of the major utilities warn that the double whammy of sweltering conditions and increased power demand could overload the power grid to its limit, potentially leading to interruptions.

“For this weekend, conservation is key,” he told the newspaper Los Angeles Times Jim Hanggi, spokesman for Southern California Edison.

Newsom’s emergency declaration allows power plants to generate more power by suspending certain permitting requirements, helping to alleviate heat-induced demands on the state’s power grid.

Facilities are required to report any violations of these suspended permitting requirements to the appropriate state and local regulatory bodies.

The proclamation also contains provisions related to the use of generators and auxiliary engines for boats, as reported through a release from Governor Newsom’s office.

Since Sept. 2, California has experienced a significant heat wave, with widespread near-record temperatures in excess of 100 degrees across the state.

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As a result of this extreme heat event, the Weather Service issued multiple excessive heat warnings within the state.
In the face of this extreme heat wave, significant demand and strain on California’s power grid has increased.

Severe Temperature Advisory Virtually all of California will be under an Excessive Heat Watch or Warning beginning Friday or Saturday and continuing through Sunday or Monday.

Forecasters say temperatures are expected to rise 15 to 20 degrees above normal in some areas over the weekend, warning that records are likely to decline, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Extreme” heat wave could leave record temperatures in the western US

The National Weather Service of the United States (NWS, for its acronym in English) warned this Saturday of an extreme heat wave on the west coast of the country in the coming days and that it could reach historic temperatures in the region.

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Meteorologists anticipate that through Monday night temperatures could be as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit above average for this time of year, pushing thermometers above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).

“These values ​​can equal or establish new daily records,” notes the latest NWS bulletin on this “dangerous heat wave.” Experts warned that the “extreme” heat wave can cause residents heatstrokes that can even reach to be mortal.

“Steps must be taken to reduce the impact of extreme heat. Stay indoors and look for air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more than usual, and avoid becoming dehydrated with alcoholic, sugary or caffeinated beverages ”, they advised.

They recommended serving the most vulnerable people, such as young children and the elderly, while the heat wave lasts, which coincides with the “long” weekend of Labor Day, which is celebrated next Monday.

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Heatstroke symptoms may include vomiting, confusion, throbbing headache, decreased alertness or loss of consciousness, body temperature greater than 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 centigrade); hot and dry skin, fast and weak pulse, fast and shallow breathing, and seizures.

Given these forecasts, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, reminded the residents of the city that they have at their disposal public “cooling” centers to temporarily mitigate high temperatures.

“Critical” weather conditions, warns NWS, can also lead to new fires in much of the region, which has already been ravaged by forest fires for weeks and which have already burned 1 million 800 thousand acres (748 thousand hectares) and caused the death of seven people, according to official data.

Los Angeles County health officials announced Friday that an extreme heat advisory will run through Tuesday for the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys, as well as the eastern and western San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.

Newsom’s declaration of emergency focuses on keeping California’s power grid running at peak performance. Specifically, it “enables power plants to generate more power by suspending certain permitting requirements, which helps alleviate heat-induced demands on the state’s power grid.”

The governor’s statement comes as some major utilities warn that the double hit from sweltering conditions and increased power demand could overload the power grid to its limit, potentially causing outages, according to Los Angeles. Times.

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