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Heat wave sweeps through San Diego County

Posted at 4:51 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 19:51:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The sun was shining in San Diego Wednesday and you could definitely feel it.

"It's hot and it's gonna get hotter," said Skyler Mcanus.

The heat wave this week sent a lot of people to the coast to cool down.

"I was at my favorite fish taco place and I decided to come down and see if PB was manageable," said a beach-goer named Jack. "Right now it's Wednesday there’s nobody here that’s the way I like it."

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Above-average temperatures soared into the 80's at the beaches and 90's in the valleys.

The county was forced to shut down the "cool zones" they typically offer to seniors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

For many people staying inside, many are turning on their air conditioning units for the first time this year. Marie Justo with ASI Heating & Air says they always get more calls when the heat rolls around.

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"The second or third day of heat wave we could be a week out in appointments," said Justo.

During the COVID-19 outbreak their house calls are looking a little different.

"Our guys have masks, they have Lysol, they have hand sanitizes," said Justo.

In some cases, clients can choose to have little to no contact with a technician.

"They just say, 'look the door is open, I don’t want to see you, you can call me on my cell phone ill be in another room,' that’s always an option," said Justo.

While the cool zones are closed, the county is offering fans to seniors who need them.