Friday, October 30, 2015
Amidst the severe case of drought California is currently experiencing, health professionals and urgent care clinics from all over the state are warning against the effects of the extreme heat. The latest drought monitor figures still show that most parts of the state are experiencing D4 level (exceptional) drought. Some counties are faring better but not by much. In San Jose, the temperatures can reach as high as 94 degrees Fahrenheit with nonexistent chances of precipitation. It even got so hot last July that the Guadalupe River dried up completely, endangering the species depending on it and killing off the fish. The extreme heat brought on by the drought is said to be California’s driest four-year period since 1850. Also, it’s not only affecting the wildlife but the residents of the locale as well. Extreme heat can lead like dehydration and dizziness from overexposure to the sun.