Triple-digit heat and no air conditioning

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting a follow-up investigation in the Canutillo area on June 17 when they came across an older couple in the process of a home renovation. Deputies learned they did not have air conditioning, and the Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section was able to donate fans to the couple. As triple-digit heat sears El Paso, the city warns of the dangers of heat-related illnesses. Those over 60 and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. The city’s Extreme Weather Task Force is accepting donations of fans, which can be dropped off at local fire stations. Those in need of a fan can call 211 to see if they meet the eligibility criteria.

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