Excessive heat warning issued in the Santa Cruz mountains

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The Central Coast is bracing for a heat wave in the coming days that could heat things up during the Labor Day Weekend.Santa Cruz County residents are going to have to deal with it. There’s not a lot of air conditioning in Santa Cruz because we don’t normally get temperatures like what’s projected.Over the next few days, sites are available for people who are looking to stay cool and chill out.”Libraries are a good source. Libraries in Scotts Valley, Felton and Boulder Creek will be open over the weekend. Unfortunately, they’re not going to be open Monday for the labor day holiday” said, Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz County Communications Manager.Another location that may help is located in Ben Lomond at Santa Cruz County Highlands Park Senior Center.”We’re also a community center, so we’re hoping that the community, the whole San Lorenzo Valley uses this facility to its utmost and one of the things it is during the Summer specifically is very cool,” said, Coco Raner Walter, Vice President of Highland Park Senior Center.Air conditioning will be in high demand and the state’s grid operator is asking Californians to voluntarily conserve energy. PG&E plans to station crews in the Santa Cruz Mountains during this heat wave.”We are strategically allocating our resources extra transformers and other electrical equipment as well as staff and PG&E crews where we are positioning where we’re expecting outage action.” said, Mayra Tostado, a PG&E spokesperson.Two women who work for a landscaper decided to take a dip in the San Lorenzo River to cool off during their lunch break.”We’ve worked in really hotter conditions and it is a lot hotter here in the mountains and when that happens, it’s really intense. We have to take a lot of breaks in the shade and we’re usually hosing ourselves down” said Layla Dias of Santa Cruz.Schools in the valley are keeping gyms, libraries and outdoor activities indoors during this heat spell. Football coaches at San Lorenzo and Scotts Valley High Schools will provide misters to help cool down players during a 2 p.m. game Saturday.”You need to start drinking on Thursday and Friday to be in your system for Saturday and as far as the game Saturday, We’ll just keep an eye on them and make sure they’re safe, that’s the key,” said Louie Walters, athletic director and football coach at Scotts Valley High School.Heat refugees from over the hill and Central Valley are expected to visit Santa Cruz County beaches to escape triple-digit temperatures extra lifeguards will be in place to make sure everyone stays safe.

The Central Coast is bracing for a heat wave in the coming days that could heat things up during the Labor Day Weekend.

Santa Cruz County residents are going to have to deal with it. There’s not a lot of air conditioning in Santa Cruz because we don’t normally get temperatures like what’s projected.

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Over the next few days, sites are available for people who are looking to stay cool and chill out.

“Libraries are a good source. Libraries in Scotts Valley, Felton and Boulder Creek will be open over the weekend. Unfortunately, they’re not going to be open Monday for the labor day holiday” said, Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz County Communications Manager.

Another location that may help is located in Ben Lomond at Santa Cruz County Highlands Park Senior Center.

“We’re also a community center, so we’re hoping that the community, the whole San Lorenzo Valley uses this facility to its utmost and one of the things it is during the Summer specifically is very cool,” said, Coco Raner Walter, Vice President of Highland Park Senior Center.

Air conditioning will be in high demand and the state’s grid operator is asking Californians to voluntarily conserve energy. PG&E plans to station crews in the Santa Cruz Mountains during this heat wave.

“We are strategically allocating our resources extra transformers and other electrical equipment as well as staff and PG&E crews where we are positioning where we’re expecting outage action.” said, Mayra Tostado, a PG&E spokesperson.

Two women who work for a landscaper decided to take a dip in the San Lorenzo River to cool off during their lunch break.

“We’ve worked in really hotter conditions and it is a lot hotter here in the mountains and when that happens, it’s really intense. We have to take a lot of breaks in the shade and we’re usually hosing ourselves down” said Layla Dias of Santa Cruz.

Schools in the valley are keeping gyms, libraries and outdoor activities indoors during this heat spell. Football coaches at San Lorenzo and Scotts Valley High Schools will provide misters to help cool down players during a 2 p.m. game Saturday.

“You need to start drinking on Thursday and Friday to be in your system for Saturday and as far as the game Saturday, We’ll just keep an eye on them and make sure they’re safe, that’s the key,” said Louie Walters, athletic director and football coach at Scotts Valley High School.

Heat refugees from over the hill and Central Valley are expected to visit Santa Cruz County beaches to escape triple-digit temperatures extra lifeguards will be in place to make sure everyone stays safe.

Contributed by local news sources

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