No Significant Spike in Heat-Related Illnesses at North State Hospitals

Jul 2, 2013 5:59 PM

Action News Now has been in contact with seven hospitals in Shasta, Tehama, Butte and Yuba Counties throughout the day. None of them have reported a drastic spike in patients being admitted for heat-related illnesses since the heat wave began in the region last Friday. Although most of the public has taken precautions not to over exert themselves in the scorching weather, some of the hospitals indicated that could change as triple-digit temperatures remain in the 4th of July holiday and weekend forecasts.

The Butte County Health Department also indicated they have not seen Emergency Rooms being greatly impacted by heat related illnesses, but they will continue to monitor the situation as this weather pattern persists. If the situation does indeed change they may decide to open cooling centers for public access in Butte County.

Along with the cooling centers which have opened in Tehama and Shasta Counties (, we have been informed the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marysville is providing a cooling center in its Great Hall from 2 to 8 p.m. this week. St. John’s is located at 800 D Street on the northwest corner of 8th Street in Marysville.

We will have more hot-weather information for you on Action News Now at 5 and 6 p.m.


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