If you’re going to Death Valley National Park on Saturday, be prepared to sweat big-time. The park will be without power from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. — meaning you may be facing triple-digit heat without the benefit of air-conditioning at visitor centers and resorts.
The temperature is forecast to reach 116 degrees during the planned 12-hour power outage Saturday that’s needed to repair damaged power lines, according to a park statement. “If they are concerned with the heat, visitors should not come,” park spokeswoman Abby Wines says Thursday in an email. “If they do come, the best way to cool off is by using AC in their vehicles.” FULL REPORT