State of Emergency Declared in San Joaquin County Due To Extreme Heat
Posted by feww on July 2, 2013
Extreme heat to last through Friday in San Joaquin County, California
Extreme heat in San Joaquin County has forced the Office of Emergency Services to declare a state of emergency. The heat is forecast to last through Friday, forecasters said.
Prolonged high heat and humidity that can be dangerous and even life-threatening is forecast for San Joaquin County, said the County Public health officials, urging the public to take precautions that will protect them and their families.
“The Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium has been set up as one of 11 cooling centers across San Joaquin County to provide residents a safe and cool gathering place during the week-long heat emergency,” said a report.
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County with a population of about 300,000.
- In July 2012, Stockton became the most populous city in the U.S. to file for protection under Chapter 9 of the US Bankruptcy code.
- The city was ranked as 10th most dangerous place in America, and the 2nd most dangerous in California (violent crimes per 1000: 14.5; trailing Oakland).
- In 2013, Stockton was ranked as the 3rd least literate city in the United States.
Heat Wave Continues in Western U.S.
On Tuesday, temperatures will once again be 10 to 20 degrees above-normal for much of the Western United States. The Excessive Heat Warnings that have been in place for several days will continue through the middle of the week. Many of the same locations that broke records recently could shatter records again on Tuesday. —NWS