California launches $20m heatwave initiative; Joe Biden says Americans suffering impact
California governor Gavin Newsom has launched a new campaign aimed at protecting residents from extreme heat.
Speaking to CBS, Ashley Williams, the press secretary with the governor’s office of planning and research, said that the new $20m campaign, Heat Ready CA, seeks to make sure Californians are aware of heat safety measures.
“There you can go and make a plan for extreme heat and that includes where to go to get cool, it tells you about the signs of heat illness and taking care of your friends and family,” she told the outlet.
A website has been launched as part of Heat Ready CA. In addition to helping residents find nearby cooling centers, the campaign allows residents to create personalized plans for extreme weather events, among other features.
Residents can also find tips on preventing heat-related illnesses as well as extreme heat guidance for schools.