The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning across portions of Southern California from Monday July 23 ,2018 through Thursday July 26, 2018.
The hottest conditions are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday with widespread highs in the 90s to low 100s. Excessive-heat conditions can become dangerous, especially for seniors, children, pets, people who work outside and those with certain health conditions. Staying safe during high heat conditions is important. The following basic tips will help stay cool and safe:
- Drink plenty of cool water. Stay hydrated.
- Wear loose, light-colored clothing that will keep you cool. Wear sunscreen and a hat for protection.
- Check on neighbors who might be vulnerable to the heat. especially those without air conditioning.
- Never leave children or pets in a car – not even for one minute. Temperatures inside a car can quickly skyrocket to deadly levels.
- If you work or play outside, take frequent breaks to hydrate and cool off in the shade.
- Don’t forget the pets! Keep pets indoors if possible. If kept outside. give them plenty of water and shade to rest in.
- Symptoms of heat-related illness include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention.
- If you observe any emergency conditions resulting from the heat, call 911 immediately.