A cold weather alert was issued Sunday for several areas of Los Angeles County, where overnight lows are expected to be near or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
The county’s Department of Public Health said the alert applied to the following locations:
— Santa Clarita Valley, Monday;
— Lancaster, Monday;
— Mount Wilson, Monday to Friday;
— San Gabriel, Monday;
— Woodland Hills, Thursday;
— Pomona, Thursday.
“Taking extra precautions amid cold weather events is especially important for children, the elderly, those with disabilities, and those with special medical needs,” said Dr. Muntu Davis, Los Angeles County’s health officer.
“Shelters and other public facilities are open for those who have no access to a warm space. It’s also important for everyone to make sure they are staying warm safely — never heat a home with a stove, oven, or barbeque as this could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.”