The heat wave is on with triple digits expected across the Southland over the next few days. In Santa Monica, the temperature is expected to reach 84 degrees today, Friday, and Saturday then 83 degrees on Sunday.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys today, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 6.
This alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve.
The Department of Public Health would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat.
"Everyone should remember to take special care of themselves, children, the elderly, and their pets. Extreme heat such as this is not just an inconvenience, it can be dangerous and even deadly," said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer.
For a list of Cooling Centers and information on heat-related illnesses and prevention, visit the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov, or call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone within the county.
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