Alert: Excessive Heat Warning until 8PM Monday

by Publisher CoachellaValley | July 8, 2020 3:10 pm

* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures around 117 expected.

* WHERE…Coachella Valley, San Diego County Deserts and San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning.

* WHEN…From 10 AM Saturday to 8 PM PDT Monday.


* IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

* AFFECTED AREAS: COACHELLA VALLEY … SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS … SAN GORGONIO PASS NEAR BANNING

Instructions:

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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