Heat alert for Sonoma County, as temperatures head for record-breaking highs

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The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services has issued a heat alert in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of consecutive days of 90 to 100-plus degree temperatures on Wednesday, June 16 through Friday, June 18. These weather conditions can cause heatstroke and worsen chronic medical conditions, leading to severe complications and death. Sonoma County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Kismet Baldwin urges residents to take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illnesses.

“Extreme heat can pose dangers, but there are many things we can do to reduce heat-related problems,” said Dr. Baldwin. “While summertime heat can be dangerous for anyone, including young, healthy people, those most at risk include older adults, young children and those with chronic medical conditions such as heart, breathing or lung conditions.”

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