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Heat-related illnesses spike in Riverside County amid heatwave, vulnerable populations at-risk

With an extreme heat warning in place for the next week throughout the Coachella Valley, heat-related illnesses should be on everyone's mind.

Temperatures are expected to surpass 115 degrees all week, according to our First Alert Weather team.

According to the county's health department, there have been 237 heat-related emergency department visits so far this year.

Last year, there was a total of 618.

News Channel 3's Jennifer Franco takes a look at how the county tracks the data and the services available in the Coachella Valley to help.

Find out more about the resources and programs offered by the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission by clicking here.

You can also find a full list of cooling centers throughout Riverside County here.

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You'll stay up-to-date with the latest weather videos. In addition, be able to monitor the changing conditions from wherever you are!

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Jennifer Franco is the weekend anchor/weekday reporter for KESQ News Channel 3

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