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Dealing with the high temperatures

(Recent temperatures surpass 100 degrees)…..The triple digit temperatures bring a risk of heat related illness.

The Imperial Irrigation District is working with the Counties of Imperial and Riverside to promote Cool Centers. The Counties offer places for residents to escape the intense heat and reduce their own air conditioning use. A list of Imperial County Cool Centers is available on the IID, County and Public Health Department websites. The District is also offering tips to help you and those around you to stay well this summer; Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Wear a wide brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade, wear lightweight, light-colored, loose fitting clothes, limit outdoor physical activity, If you work outdoors take frequent breaks, never leave a child, elderly, disabled person or animal alone in a vehicle, and check on your elderly friends and neighbors.