CONCORD (CBS SF) — Swimming pools and water parks throughout the San Francisco Bay Space had been in excessive demand Saturday as a result of scorching warmth.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Harmony crammed up as quickly as they opened their doorways on Saturday morning.
“It’s extraordinarily sizzling, but it surely’s actually lovely,” stated Napa resident Jessica Olivera. “We’re having fun with the day with the children.”
Staff on the water park stated it may very well be a single-day document crowd for this yr. They stated roughly 6,000 to 7,000 folks loved the slides, the wave pool and the lazy river.
“I’m gonna get again in that water,” stated Christopher Haynes, who got here from Sacramento. “I really feel dehydrated proper now. So I’m simply attempting to remain cool and preserve these two (children) cool.”
“I simply love spending time with my grandparents and my brother proper right here. We each like to swim, and I simply love spending time with them,” stated Dayhan Polar of Oakland.
Most out of doors locations had been very quiet. Folks averted out of doors eating to eat inside with the air con working.
“We now have a full home inside, however no one desires to take a seat outdoors,” stated John Marquez, chef and proprietor of Lima Peruvian Restaurant. “Individuals are going to have to attend in the event that they wish to eat (inside.) There’s excellent AC inside. We now have two AC’s, double AC inside.”
Cal ISO requested folks to set their thermostats to 78 levels or increased to assist preserve vitality through the Saturday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Flex Alert. The governor additionally signed an government order to unlock extra vitality to keep away from rolling blackouts.
“On the peak time, we’re utilizing about 30,000 megawatts. And on a very sizzling Summer time day, we’re utilizing 40,000 to 45,000 megawatts — that distinction is sort of all air con,” stated Dr. Severin Borenstein, a UC Berkeley vitality professor and a member of the Board of Governors for Cal ISO.