• California ISO issues statewide Flex Alert for Friday

    The California Independent System Operator issued a statewide Flex Alert for Friday, July 9, citing extreme temperatures across much of California and a potential capacity shortfall on the state’s electric grid. The California ISO issued a statewide #FlexAlert for tomorrow, July 9, from 4-9 p.m. due to extreme across the state heat urging consumers to […]

  • Hiker overwhelmed by heat airlifted from Palm Springs trail

    A man suffered a heat-related medical emergency while attempting to hike alone from Cathedral City to Palm Springs Thursday, requiring firefighters to arrange a helicopter airlift to extricate him. Fire units are once again on-scene of a hiker rescue in the south side of our city. PSPD, Search and Rescue, AMR and RSO Star 9 […]

  • IID issues Conserve Alert Friday-Monday

    Imperial Irrigation District is issuing a Conserve Alert Friday, July 9, to Monday, July 12 in response to the weekends expected heat wave. Temperatures are expected to be between 106 and 121 over the three days. “By issuing our Conserve Alerts, we ask our customers to do what they can to help the local electric […]

  • Coachella-area residents lose power after vehicle knocks down lines

    Nearly 500 Coachella-area residents were without power Wednesday morning after a vehicle slammed into an electrical pole, knocked down power lines and destroyed a junction box, authorities said. Firefighters were called at 1:36 a.m. to Avenue 53 and Calhoun Street and found a single vacant vehicle crashed against the pole, according to Cal Fire and […]

  • Another heat wave heading to Riverside County this weekend

    A heat wave will send temperatures soaring in most of Riverside County this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. A strong high pressure system currently over the Great Basin will expand westward this week, ushering in the sweltering conditions starting Saturday morning, forecasters said. The NWS issued an excessive heat watch for the San […]

  • Fire closes Highway 18 in San Bernardino

    Crews are working to contain a wildfire in San Bernardino which has shut down Highway 18 from Highway 138 to 40th Street. The fire started around 11:00 a.m. at 3-5 acres and as of 1:50 p.m. it’s 34 acres. Highway 18 will remain closed for several hours. There is also an immediate structure threat. The […]

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