Goals for the Plan Develop a plan which will assist in anticipating heat emergencies Educate the public about the dangers of heat emergencies Educate the public about what to do in the event of a heat emergency.
Phase 2 – Increased Readiness Triggered by the issuance of a Heat Outlook by the National Weather Service in Hanford Suggest reduction of outdoor activities Spend time in Air-Conditioned locations Drink Plenty of Water
Phase 3 – Heat Alert 1.Governor declares Emergency & opens Kings Fair Grounds *OR* 2.County Standards: 105 for 2 days & Not below 80 at night Sheriff’s RUOK Program important here Suggest halting of outdoor activities Monitor for possibility of blackout
Cool Places Locations throughout the county who have agreed to open their doors to those who are seeking an air- conditioned location during business hours. Senior Centers Libraries Family Resource Centers
Phase 4 - Blackout We have identified locations in the county with generators which may be able to provide cool places for some residents Keep water on hand in case the power does go out
Details of the Kings County Extreme Heat Emergency Plan may be found at: http://www.countyofkings.com/Health/index.html