People participate in the annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco, the United States, June 28, 2015. Local people gathered here on Sunday to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that ther

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High Temperatures Expected For SF Pride Parade

June 24, 2018 - 11:55 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - As this year's Pride events unfold in San Francisco, above-normal temperatures are expected Sunday and celebrants should drink water, stay in shaded areas and call 911 if necessary, police said.

The Pride Celebration will begin today at the Civic Center Plaza, running from noon to 6 p.m., followed by the Pride Parade Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. on Market Street from Beale to 8th Street, organizers said.

The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures could reach the mid-80s with very little wind in San Francisco's Civic Center area. 

With that in mind, police said, celebrants should drink plenty of water, consume alcohol only in moderation, wear sunblock and call 911 if anyone is showing signs of a heat stroke.

Signs of a heat stroke include extremely high body temperature, difficulty breathing, red, hot, dry skin with no sweating and a rapid, strong pulse.

Police will activate the city's Emergency Operations Center Sunday to support event operations and provide public information as necessary.

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