“The heatwave can be very dangerous for people living with disabilities,” said Society For The Blind Executive Director, Shari Roeseler.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California and the western U.S. continues to experience extreme heat.
According to the National Weather Service, parts of California could get hit with record-high temperatures over the Labor Day weekend, including the Greater Sacramento region.
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency to temporarily increase energy production and reduce demand, and he’s calling on all Californians to reduce electricity consumption to help avoid the risk of power outages.
“This is just the latest reminder of how real the climate crisis is, and how it is impacting the everyday lives of Californians,” said Governor Newsom. “While we are taking steps to get us through the immediate crisis, this reinforces the need for urgent action to end our dependence on fossil fuels that are destroying our climate and making these heat waves hotter and more common.”