Los Angeles experienced its first heat wave of the year

Los Angeles experienced its first heat wave of the year

Southern California braces for another September heat wave

Tired of the heat? Are you planning a trip to the beach? You’re in luck. A sweltering August turned into a scorching September in Southern California as the Los Angeles area experienced its first heat wave of the year.

The heat has left many without air conditioning in southern cities, turning streets into a sauna, and leaving thousands of residents in the dark, says the Los Angeles Times.

Here are six other cities with similar heat waves, reports the Associated Press.

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles area experienced its first heat wave of the year Monday, after a scorching August which prompted some cities to temporarily declare an emergency.

Los Angeles County declared a state of emergency after the heat affected more than 300,000 people and caused nearly $1 billion in damage.

The heat wave has since caused Los Angeles to hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Officials are trying to make the city’s parks and recreational areas cooler by putting up water sprinklers.

The heat wave is expected to subside on Saturday, but the heat should return in midweek, predicts the Los Angeles Times.

San Diego

The city of San Diego experienced its hottest day in September since 1995, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

And while the city is not under a state of emergency, it has become “unable to accommodate a significant number of people at our current public buildings,” according to the city’s press office.

Temperatures hit 114 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, though only about 15,000 people actually braved it. Temperatures Tuesday, though still scorching, will be about 10 degrees cooler, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

San Francisco

San Francisco was under a state of emergency because of the heat, and the city is now making plans to create a cooling system for the homeless to cool their tents. The city’s Public Works department has begun distributing water coolers to the city’s homeless populations across the city.

A temporary ban on gatherings at government facilities has also been put in place, to give people time to cool off and take showers.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, more than 300,000 people were forced to leave their homes in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties

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