LOS ANGELES – A heat advisory has been issued for the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, Ventura County, Kern County and LA County. High temperatures are forecasted for Wednesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 17 for those counties. People sensitive to the heat are reminded to take necessary precautions to protect themselves.
Ways to beat the heat are; wear light and loose fitting clothes, drink water, wear sun protection such as wide brimmed hats, sun glasses, and sun screen. Avoid unnecessary exertion, such as vigorous outdoor activity from the hours of 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. when the sun is at its peak.
Be aware that the heat may also worsen the poor air quality in areas of heavy smog. If you plan to be outdoors take precautions to protect yourself from the heat. Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. Individuals who start to feel any of these symptoms should move to a cooler location right away and drink plenty of water.
For a list of cooling centers and additional information on heat-related illnesses visit the Public Health website at LA County Public Health