This Wednesday, the Governor of California, Gavin Newson, declared a state of emergency in California due to the enormous heat wave that is currently happening in the area.
In addition, the state’s power grid operator has warned of possible blackouts as power demand rises, largely because of the widely used air conditioning in American homes today.
Operators of the ‘California ISO’ network recommends that residents avoid the use of major appliances, set their thermostats higher and avoid charging electric vehicles during the afternoon, as well as in the early hours of the night.
“This is the latest reminder of how real the climate crisis is and how it is affecting the daily lives of Californians,” the president said in a statement.
It is even said that the high temperatures that the region will reach, which increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, could break records, since some of the local cities, such as Los Angeles, already broke figures on The last Wednesday.
Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada will also reach temperatures well above 100 Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) over the weekend. forecast temperatures.