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Several days of excessive heat expected in some parts of the Central Coast

KING CITY, Calif. (KION) - The Central Coast is bracing itself for several days of excessive heat this week.
Triple-digit temperatures are expected to roll-out in south Monterey County.

In the 24 years Emma Tucker has lived in King City, she still hasn't gotten used to the heat.

"Used [is] a strong word, but it's more of expected. We just kind of expect it to get hot in the summer, and we just kind of deal with it," said Tucker.

She tells me what she and her family typically do when temperatures soar.

"We try to stay indoors as much as possible. We have a lot of fans going because using the AC unit for too long gets really expensive," said Tucker.

From Tuesday through next Monday, people living in these heat advised areas are warned to prepare for what the National Weather Service is calling excessive heat.

Sensitive groups are recommended to take extra precautions.

"I get migraines with the heat," said Promilla J., who lives in King City.

"My grandma lives with us and so we just got her an AC unit for her room because she's 80. So she's really sensitive to the heat and it's really hard on her," said Tucker.

This weather is not only a health hazard but also a fire hazard.​
On Friday, a 255-acre fire broke out just east of King City. Fire officials say the ​hot weather, dry thick grass and wind are a dangerous mix.

"It's definitely one of the factors in how quickly the fires have spread. The dry grass burns, especially with wind. Burns extremely fast and hot," said Josh Silvera from CAL FIRE.

Below are the cooling Centers Monterey County and when they will open.

County Cooling Centers ScheduleTue, July 2Wed, July 3Thu, July 4Fri, July 5Sat, July 6Site AddressInformation Line
Carmel Valley Free Library11 am - 7 pm10 am - 6 pmClosed10 am - 5 pm10 am - 5 pm65 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley800-322-6884
King City Free Library11 am - 7 pm11 am - 7 pmClosed10 am - 5 pm10 am - 5 pm402 Broadway St, King City800-322-6884
San Ardo Free Libraryclosed1 pm - 6 pm Closed2 pm - 5 pm 11 am - 5 pm62350 College St, San Ardo800-322-6884
San Lucas Free  Libraryclosed11 am - 4 pm11 am - 4 pm1 pm - 5 pm11 am - 4 pm54692 Teresa St, San Lucas800-322-6884
City Cooling Centers ScheduleTue, July 2Wed, July 3Thu, July 4Fri, July 5Sat, July 6Site AddressInformation Line
City of Greenfield: Greenfield City Hall8:30-4:30 pm8:30-4:30 pm8:30-4:30 pm8:30-4:30 pmclosed599 El Camino Real, Greenfield831-674-5591
City of Greenfield: Greenfield Community Science Workshop10 am-4:30 pm10 am-4:30 pm10 am-4:30 pm10 am-4:30 pm10 am-4:30 pm45 El Camino Real, Greenfield831-674-5591
City of Soledad: Soledad Community Center6 am-9 pm6 am-9 pm12 - 5 pm6 am - 9 pm
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Dania Romero

Dania Romero is an reporter at KION News Channel 46.


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