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Posted on: August 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Warning Affecting Contra Costa County

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Thursday for parts of Contra Costa, with forecasted temperatures as high as 106 degrees in cities such as Concord and Brentwood.

Stay inside in an air-conditioned space during the hottest parts of the day, if possible. Indoor, air-conditioned public spaces such as libraries, indoor malls and community centers are good options – in Contra Costa, call 211 for information about air-conditioned spaces to stay cool near you.

“Many schools are starting this week, stay safe and follow our health advice. Avoid strenuous exercise or outdoor work during peak hours. Wear appropriate clothing and drink more water than you think you need," said Dr. Rohan Radhakrishna, Contra Costa County Deputy Health Officer.

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