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Dan Schwarz, City Manager         September 6, 2022

City Manager Update

Possible Rotating Outage Alert

California's electric grid operator, Cal ISO, has issued a notice that rotating power outages may be required throughout the state between 4pm and 9pm today if the demand for electricity exceeds supply. The entire Western United States is experiencing a massive heat wave that’s causing record demand and a strain on California’s energy grid. What we’ve done so far has worked to keep the lights on. But we are heading into the evening and there will be even more demand on the energy grid. 

We need everyone to continue saving energy and increase their efforts to help conserve energy. If we don’t all do our part, we run the very real risk of power outages. Please your part to help keep the lights on and avoid rolling blackouts. From 4pm-9pm today conserve energy including: delay using major appliances, unplug unused devices, and turn your thermostat up to 78 or higher. 

More information about energy conservation and rotating outage times and locations can be found at www.pge.com/rotatingoutages. 

Take Steps to Reduce Effects of Excessive Heat

We recommend vulnerable residents stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed. During a heat wave, check on medically vulnerable family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Also everyone should be on the lookout for heat-related illnesses. 
 

Stay Hydrated

  • Drink more fluids than usual, even if you don’t feel thirsty (consult your doctor first if you’re on a fluid restricted diet).
  • Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine: they increase the heat’s effects on your body.

Stay Informed

Marin HHS reminds people to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Everyone should be on the lookout for heat-related illnesses, either in themselves or their families and friends.

Heat Cramps

Heat cramps occur as muscular pains and spasms due to heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe, they are often the first signal that the body is having trouble with the heat. Symptoms include painful cramps, especially in the legs, and flushed, moist skin. Treatment involves moving to a cool place to rest. Remove excess clothing and place cool cloths on skin and fan skin.

Heat Exhaustion

Signs of heat exhaustion include extreme weakness, thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or headache, and heavy sweating. Victims may also vomit or faint. Heat exhaustion is treated with plenty of liquids and rest in a cool, shaded area. If untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke.  

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is a serious illness characterized by a body temperature greater than 103 degrees. Symptoms may include dry red skin, convulsions, disorientation, delirium, and coma. Onset of heat stroke can be rapid; serious symptoms can occur within minutes. Treatment involves the rapid lowering of body temperature by taking a cool bath or applying wet towels to the body. Keep victims of heat stroke in a cool area and call 911 immediately.

 

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