Southern California Valleys Under Heat Alert Due To High Temperatures Forecast For This Weekend – CBS Los Angeles
Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Due to the high temperatures forecast by the end of the week, a heat alert will go live today for several southern California valley communities.
Dr. Los Angeles County’s health officer Muntu Davis issued a health warning for Antelope Valley and West San Fernando that goes into effect Tuesday. The health alert occurs on Wednesday for the East San Fernando Valley, East San Gabriel Valley, and the Santa Clarita Valley.
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“High temperatures are not only an inconvenience, they can be dangerous and even fatal,” Muntu said in a statement.
He urged people to stay hydrated and plan their days so that they don’t go out during the hottest hours. The warning also warned against leaving children or pets in cars and urged people to check on their vulnerable family, friends and neighbors.
Cooling centers will be opened in Los Angeles County and the city for residents who do not have access to air conditioning in their homes. You can find these locations at ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ or by calling 211.
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Elevated fire weather conditions will persist through indoor areas through the coming weekend. Warm and dry conditions, with increased ignition potential due to very dry fuels. Be careful! #SoCal #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/lcsaLEDUkm
– NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) August 9, 2021
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The National Weather Service says increased fire conditions are predicted this week due to the warm and dry conditions for southern California. Thunderstorms are also possible in mountain and desert areas.
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