CHILD LOCKED INTO A HOT CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, AN IMPORTANT REMINDER

Monday morning, Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were called to a business in Twentynine Palms for a parent who accidentally locked an infant inside the car. Rescue personnel broke the window to reach the baby, who luckily suffered no ill effects from being in the car for about five minutes during

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SOME TIPS ON HEAT STRESS DURING THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR

It is summer in the Hi-Desert and in our Morongo Basin Region; that means summer heat. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says during these hot days take some simple steps to avoid heat stress… The hottest time of year, also known as the “dog days of summer,” are upon us and Cal

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS IN THE HEAT

Hiking with a pet in Joshua Tree National Park can be dangerous. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with some pet rules in the park… Imagine hiking in the summer heat wearing a fur coat and hiking in bare feet. This scenario plays out all too often in Joshua Tree National

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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, OFFICIALS ASK FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

The first day of summer featured an Extreme Heat warning and the heat will remain in triple digits well into next week, according to the National Weather Service. Summer officially began at 3:34 p.m. Monday. By 5 p.m., daytime temperature records were set in several Riverside County cities including Palm

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HEAT WAVE WILL PEAK TODAY AND TOMORROW, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Wednesday night, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms today. Heat-related illnesses such

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A SERIOUS WARNING ABOUT CHILDREN AND HOT CARS

Most susceptible to heat-related illness are the elderly, homeless, people with chronic ailments, and children. Managing editor Tami Roleff says residents should be extra careful—especially with children—in the summer heat… Those at the greatest risk of heat-related illnesses are seniors and children. Health Department Public Information Officer Henry Varela stresses

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REMOVE CHILDREN FROM CARS DURING HEAT WAVE

Heatstroke is a leading cause of non‐crash, vehicle-related deaths in young children. With temperatures expected to be over 100 degrees in the Morongo Basin in the coming days, the California Office of Traffic Safety cautions parents, plus anyone transporting pets or the elderly, that leaving them in a hot car,

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms. Heat-related

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HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN THE HEAT

Hiking in the heat at Joshua Tree National Park takes some preparation. Here’s Park Ranger Cathy Bell with some safety tips… It’s no secret that it gets HOT in the desert in the summertime. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors all day and all night. With

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EXTREME HEAT THROUGH THIS WEEKEND, COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

An excessive heat warning has been issued through Sunday. Hot weather is a part of summer in the Morongo Basin and heat waves are not uncommon. Take precautions to make sure you don’t suffer heat-related injuries. Long exposure to high heat can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke, or even

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KEEP PETS SAFE DURING THIS HEATWAVE

Pets are vulnerable to high temperatures, and are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Pets left outside in high heat temperatures can suffer from heat-related stress, burned paws, sunburn, and even death. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to keep your pet healthy, safe, and

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HOT PAVEMENT BRINGS DANGER FOR DOGS

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for

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A REMINDER: NO KIDS, ELDERLY, OR PETS IN HOT CARS

Heatstroke is a leading cause of non‐crash, vehicle-related deaths in young children. With temperatures consistently near 100 degrees in the Morongo Basin, the California Office of Traffic Safety cautions parents, plus anyone transporting pets or the elderly, that leaving them in a hot car, even for a few minutes, can

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KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS

Heat waves are common in the Morongo Basin and heat stress injuries are ever present. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to spot the signs of heat stress… Long exposure to high heat can result in heat stress some warning signs of a person suffering from heat stress include: profuse

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THE CHP SAYS PREP YOUR VEHICLE FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIPS

Now that summer is here, more people are taking off on summer vacations and weekend road trips. CHP Officer Joan Griffin says with a little planning and preparation, you can reduce the risk of a tragedy while you are behind the wheel… The warm temperatures and summer travel put extra

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HOT WEATHER BRINGS DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety warn that summer presents a new set of challenges on the roads. Reporter Dan Stork passes along some driving tips from the OTS and the CHP that are relevant anytime, and especially during hot weather… The California Office of

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HOT WEATHER PRESENTS DRIVING CHALLENGES

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety warn that summer presents a new set of challenges on the roads. Reporter Dan Stork passes along some hot-weather driving tips from the CHP…

Here are some of the hazards of summer driving:

Leaving children or animals in a

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

An excessive heat warning is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. An excessive heat warning is issued when temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels that will stress the body if precautions are not taken. Cooling centers are: Yucca Valley Town offices normal business hours. The Yucca

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EXTREME HEAT WARNINGS ISSUED, COOLING CENTERS OPENED

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing its hottest days so far, with temps in the triple digits. The National Weather service has issued an excessive heat watch for temperatures ranging from 110 today to 117 this weekend. Several buildings have been designated as cooling centers where you can get out

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SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE, DON’T LEAVE KIDS IN THE CAR

The first day of summer is this Saturday, but we’ve already seen triple-digit heat here in the Morongo Basin, and more is on the way. Managing editor Tami Roleff urges residents to be extra careful—especially with children—in the summer heat. Those at the greatest risk of heat-related illnesses are seniors

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