The valley is gearing up for Mother Nature's soaring temperatures, and emergency crews are responding to more call about heat-related illness.
Fresno’s restaurant misters were on full blast Monday, as people chilled out with ice-cream and ice-cold drinks.
“We were hiding inside and now that it’s nighttime and cooler we can come outside try to relax a little bit,” said Lauren Galvez.
Others dipped in public pools, where admission is free.
Some headed to the hardware store, where there’s been an uptick in business.
“We’re selling at least 20 a day and we've been putting fans on sale. Those will go 15 a day just themselves,” said Anton Kremer of Fresno Ag.
Runners prefer fresh air, but they’re switching up their schedules to stay out of the sun.
“We try to get here about to run because it's just too hot in the day time,” said Chris Thompson who’s training for a marathon later this summer.
If you’re running errands day or night, emergency crews warn, don’t leave kids or pets in the car.
“It doesn't take long to succumb to the heat. Remember it's cumulative stop at one stop for two seconds and then the next thing you know your son or daughter is experiencing heat exhaustion,” said Fresno Fire Battalion Chief Tony Escobedo.
Leaving anyone unattended in a car is a crime in California. But your body likely won’t let you leave anywhere without water.
Headaches, dizziness, dry mouth are all signs of dehydration.
Click the related link for a list of cooling centers in the Central Valley.