LOS ANGELES – As temperatures rise throughout Southern California, residents are advised to take precautions to avoid heat stroke, sunburn or heat exhaustion that could lead to hospitalization. The National Weather Service issued a high heat announcement between 11 a.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Friday in the Greater Southland.
The National Weather Service also advises residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay away from the sun and check on relatives and neighbors. Under no circumstances should young children and pets be left unattended in the vehicle.
Take additional precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Wear light and loose clothing whenever possible. To reduce the risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
Anyone overcoming heat should be moved to a cool, shady place. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
As temperatures rise across Southern California, the Western Hollywood municipality will open its cooling center in Plummer Park.
The cooling center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2022; Thursday, April 7, 2022; And Friday, April 8, 2022.
The Cooling Center is located in the Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 5 and 6, at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. The cooling center in West Hollywood is turned on when temperatures rise to 90 degrees and above. Plummer Park staff are available to refer people to the cooling center.
The City of West Hollywood provides free transportation to Plummer Park through its Cityline service. Cityline is a friendly and accessible alternative to the larger bus system and all shuttles are accessible to the ADA. Cityline operates Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and shuttles arrive approximately every 30 minutes.
Cityline vehicles need face coverage. For more information and a detailed route map, visit www.weho.org/cityline – Route maps are also available on Cityline shuttles.
The municipality reminds community members that pets and children are particularly vulnerable to high heat conditions. Every year children and pets suffer and die when left unattended in parked vehicles. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked vehicle can soar to 120 degrees in a matter of minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach up to 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes – even when windows are cracked. open. Think twice before leaving a child or pet in a parked vehicle, even for a moment.
High fever is also extremely dangerous for pet paws. Ground temperatures can be much warmer than the surrounding air and the sidewalk and sidewalks absorb heat quickly. A simple seven-second check to see if the sidewalk is too hot can help assess if the conditions are too hot to take a furry friend for a walk.
Touch the sidewalk with the back of your hand for seven seconds. If the surface is too hot to hold for the full seven seconds, then it is also too hot for spoons. Avoid concrete, brick and asphalt during the heat of the day, and instead, walk when the ground is cooler, early in the morning or late in the evening.
For more tips on dealing with hot weather, please visit the City Cooling Center website at www.weho.org/coolingcenters. For more information on the West Hollywood City Cooling Center, please call (323) 848-6530.