LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Hot weather and dangerous forest fires are expected in Southland this week, including triple-digit temperatures in parts of the Antelope, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued heat alarms for high temperatures in the following locations:
– Antelope Valley, Tuesday to Friday;
– West San Fernando Valley, Tuesday through Friday;
– East San Fernando Valley, Wednesday through Friday;
– Santa Clarita Valley, Wednesday through Friday.
Temperatures will fluctuate around the mid-to-late 80s over the weekend in downtown Los Angeles and will remain in the 90s in most valley areas.
“While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out and review others, especially those who are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of high temperatures,” said Dr. Muntu Davis.
“High temperatures are not only uncomfortable, they can be dangerous and even fatal. But we can protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors if we take steps to stay cool and hydrated. ”
He urged everyone – especially seniors, children, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic illnesses – to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. He recommended drinking plenty of water, avoiding the outdoors during the hottest hours, wearing sunscreen and light and light clothing, and wearing hats and umbrellas.
Children or pets should never be left unattended in cars and should be reported to 911 if discovered.
Meanwhile, in some mountain and valley areas, due to the warm and dry conditions over the weekend, increased fire weather conditions with increased ignition potential due to very dry fuels will continue.
Officials are urging people living in areas with high forest fire risk to prepare containment and evacuation plans and encourage residents to visit www.weather.gov/safety/wildfire.
Residents can visit their local utility’s website or call the utility to see if there are any planned blackouts.
For information on cooling systems, visit ready.lacounty.gov/heat or call 211.
Cooler conditions are expected from Monday.
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