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San Benito County
Friday September 2nd, 2022 :: 08:25 a.m. PDT


***PRESS RELEASE***The County of San Benito Office of Emergency Services advises on high temperatures this Labor Day Weekend

For Immediate Release

Sept 1, 2022

SAN BENITO COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning beginning Friday, September 2, 2022, through Tuesday, September 6, 2022. An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when there is a prolonged period of hot temperatures and limited overnight cooling will occur.

High temperatures are expected, with the hottest days to be Sunday, September 4, 2022, and Monday, September 5, 2022. This may create a dangerous situation for heat related illness, especially for those with limited access to cooling, in addition to pets and livestock.

The County of San Benito Office of Emergency Services reminds community members to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Those planning to celebrate this upcoming weekend outdoors are urged to use precautions for you, your loved ones and even our furry friends.

Please consider the following beat the heat safety tips:
• Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
• Limit physical activity: Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. is when it’s the hottest.
• Stay in air-conditioned areas whenever possible.
• Cool off by taking a cool bath or shower: If you feel very hot, cool off by taking a cool bath or shower.
• Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing: Keep cool in lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing such as cotton so that sweat can evaporate.
• Never leave anyone or pets in closed, parked cars: Do not leave people or pets locked inside a closed, parked vehicle.
• Do not bundle babies in blankets or heavy clothing: Infants do not tolerate heat well because their sweat glands are not fully developed.
• Cover Your Head: Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella outdoors because your head absorbs heat quickly.
• Wear Sunglasses and Sunscreen: Put on sunglasses and sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher outdoors.
• Rest often in shady areas: Find shady places to rest and cool down when outdoors.

Local Cooling Centers will include:
1. The County of San Benito Free Library, 470 5th St, Hollister, CA 95023, will be opened on Friday 9/2/2022 and Saturday 9/3/2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2. San Juan Bautista Library, 801 2nd Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045, will be opened on Friday 9/2/2022- 9/4/2022 from 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

3. Hollister Veterans' Memorial Building, 649 San Benito Street, Hollister, CA 95023, will be open on Sunday 9/3/2022 and Monday 9/4/2022 from 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

For more information on how to stay cool please visit:

Contact: Monica Leon, Public Information Officer
[email protected]
(831) 801-0179

San Benito County
471 4th St
Hollister, CA 95023

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 831-636-4168

Monica Leon
Public Information Officer
[email protected]