PHOENIX — The National Weather Service predicts Phoenix could reach a high
of 118 on Friday.
Officials at Salt River Project, the Phoenix area’s largest electricity
provider, are closely monitoring usage in order to redirect energy in case of a
Company spokeswoman Scott Harelson said he doesn’t expect usage to get anywhere
near SRP’s record 6,663 megawatts consumed in August 2011.
Extra personnel have been added to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Search, Trauma, and
Rescue unit as people illegally crossing the border from Mexico into Arizona
could succumb to exhaustion and dehydration. At least seven people have been
found dead in the last week in Arizona after falling victim to the desert’s
At the Phoenix Zoo, animals are being doused with hoses and sprayed with
sprinklers and misters throughout the weekend.