Heat Advisory for Ventura County

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a “Heat Advisory” for various local regions, including Ventura County mountain areas, from 11AM Saturday through 9PM Wednesday. Temperatures in the mountains of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, mainly below 5000 feet, are expected to be between 100 and 105.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Children and the elderly are most susceptible to heat related illness. No person or pet should be left in an enclosed vehicle. Temperatures quickly rise to life-threatening levels – even if the windows are partially open. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded location and call 911.

Quick Tips for Staying Safe During Excessive Heat Events:

Do

  • Use air conditioners or spend time in air-conditioned locations such as malls, libraries and movie
  • Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler
  • Take a cool bath or
  • Minimize direct exposure to the
  • Stay hydrated – regularly drink water or other nonalcoholic
  • Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or
  • Wear loose fitting, light-colored
  • Check on people who may need assistance related to the
  • Know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate

Don’t

  • Leave children and pets alone in cars for any amount of
  • Drink alcohol to try to stay
  • Eat heavy, hot, or hard-to-digest
  • Wear heavy, dark

For more information and an updated list of local cooling centers visit: http://www.readyventuracounty.org


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