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  • Writer's pictureKristina Smith

Advisory Message: Excessive Heat Warning for Los Angeles Through Monday



Extreme heat is expected for the Los Angeles area from Wednesday, July 3rd through at least Monday, July 8th.


Los Angeles is expecting a long duration heat event from Wednesday through Monday. Temperatures could reach 106 degrees in parts of Los Angeles for many days in a row.  The long length of the heat event makes it even more important to be proactive to avoid heat exposure. As temperatures rise, the City of Los Angeles urges Angelenos to prepare to avoid heat exhaustion in your communities and for yourself.


The public can keep cool by identifying and resting in shade or a building with air conditioning and drinking plenty of water. If you do not live in an air-conditioned building, you may take refuge from the heat at a public library, recreation facility, senior center or other public air-conditioned building near you. You may call 311 to identify the cooling facilities closest to you. Drink plenty of fluids, stay indoors or in the shade, stay in a cool area, and check up on relatives and neighbors, especially if they have pre-existing health conditions. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Check on neighbors or others who may be sensitive to heat.


Due to the holiday schedule this week, specific cooling centers are being opened with augmented hours during the holiday for the heat wave. To see a listing of open facilities visit https://emergency.lacity.gov/updates


Take extra precautions if you work, exercise, or spend time outside. When possible, please reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. See images below for an explanation of signs and symptoms. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments and to stay hydrated. Employers must provide access to sufficient water. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.  If you suspect heat stroke, this is an emergency- call 911.  Non-emergency information can be found by calling 311.

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