With temperatures steadily increasing this week, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay from 11 am Wednesday to 8 pm Thursday.
High temperatures in the 90's are predicted in upcoming days, with an increased risk of heat related illness. Vulnerable populations include people who spend a majority of day outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly and people with chronic ailments.
The heat advisory also brings Heightened Fire Weather concerns. Residents are reminded to take precautions, including clearing dry brush surrounding their property and creating defensible space.
Fire officials are also warning the public that fires can also be started by human errors, such as tossing cigarettes or sparks from a vehicle. It is a good idea to avoid any outdoor burning over the next few days.
Residents are urged to create an emergency plan that includes which important documents, heirlooms, photos and medications to quickly gather prior to any evacuation.
Public Safety officials also recommend that residents register their mobile phones on the county's emergency-alert system, www.alertmarin.org. Learn more here.