Identifying heatstroke | $7M for Greenville | Heat warning system
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Heat waves can kill, here’s how to identify heat-related illness
Much of the North State endured a long stretch of triple-digit heat last week. Heat waves can be deadly, especially for those who don’t have access to air conditioning. Dr. James Moore, a physician at Enloe Medical Center's emergency department, said it’s important to be able to identify the symptoms of heat-related illness to save lives. If someone feels very hot but has dry skin, Moore said they should be taken to get medical attention immediately.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
$7 million in state funding could help save water and sewer services in Greenville
The Indian Valley Community Services District (IVCSD) provides water, wastewater and firefighting services to Greenville, Taylorsville and Canyondam. Seven million dollars has been allocated to the agency for recovery from the Dixie Fire. Adam Cox, contract manager for IVCSD, says this is the first financial support the agency has received since it pleaded for financial assistance in July.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
New legislation would establish system to warn residents of heat
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of legislation into law last week that he says will better protect Californians from extreme heat. One bill would require California environmental officials to establish a statewide heat warning system by 2025. The warning system would be the first of its kind in the country.
— Madi Bolaños (KQED), The California Report
Bills left for Newsom to sign or veto
Gov. Gavin Newsom has hundreds of bills approved by the legislature that are awaiting his signature. Some of those bills would raise California’s climate goals, spur more housing production and extend new protections to workers. The governor has until the end of the month to sign or veto bills that lawmakers approved during their session, which ended Aug. 31. He can also allow laws to take effect without signing them.
— CapRadio Staff
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