The Los Angeles County Health Officer Saturday issued a heat advisory for the Antelope Valley on Sunday and Tuesday, with temperatures expected to reach triple-digits.
Dr. Muntu Davis reminded everyone in the area to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat.
Public Health offered the following recommendations during high temperature days:
— Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.
— If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and bring a hat or umbrella with you.
— Cars get very hot in a matter of seconds. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.
— Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: high body temperature, vomiting and pale and clammy skin.
— Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and children.
— Avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purposes; this means avoiding contact with others while you workout.
“While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out and check on others, in particular those who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of high temperatures, including children, the elderly, and their pets,” Davis said.
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