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Kings County Extreme Heat Emergency Plan

Kings County Extreme Heat Emergency Plan

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Kings County Extreme Heat Emergency Plan

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  1. Kings County Extreme Heat Emergency Plan A Guide to BEAT THE HEAT IN KINGS COUNTY

  2. 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.

  3. 4-Phase Plan 1 – Seasonal Readiness 2 – Increased Readiness 3 – Heat Alert 4 - Blackout

  4. Phase 1 – Seasonal Readiness • Identify Vulnerable Populations • Create and distribute educational materials to locations these populations frequent • Identify Cool Places • Begins May 1st

  5. 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

  6. Phase 3 – Heat Alert • Governor declares Emergency & opens Kings Fair Grounds *OR* • 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

  7. 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 Cool Places

  8. 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

  9. Details of the Kings County Extreme Heat Emergency Plan may be found at: http://www.countyofkings.com/Health/index.html