County heat wave spurs health alert |

County heat wave spurs health alert

The heat that hit the 90s Tuesday could reach 100 degrees over the next few days.

The Nevada County Public Health Department issued an alert about the heat wave Tuesday, urging residents to drink plenty of water, avoid exercise and avoid standing in the direct sun.

People also are urged to use sunscreen and seek immediate health care if they become ill, the department said. The heat wave could last into next week.

To get more information, visit, click on “What’s New,” and follow the links to “Hot Weather Health.” You can also call the public health staff at 265-1450 after the Fourth of July.

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