Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner is advising residents to take precautions against the heat this week with temperatures forecast in the low to mid-90s in parts of Long Beach. "Southern California will be experiencing high temperatures through Friday of this week. While it will be cooler near the beaches, the forecast indicates that some areas in Long Beach will have temperatures in the mid-90s," said Dr. Kushner.
With high temperatures and high humidity, people may develop heat-related conditions such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke, especially individuals working outside or participating in outdoor activities. "Certain groups, such as the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, infants and young children, are at greater risk for heat-related illness. It's particularly important for individuals to seek air-conditioned environments during peak heat, such as stores, malls, libraries, community centers, and theaters," added Dr. Kushner. "Let’s remember to check in on those who might be more vulnerable to heat related illness."
When the weather is hot outside, people should remember to:
For more information on how to stay healthy during hot weather, please visit the Health Department's website at www.longbeach.gov/health. Should the City extend hours at community centers or other facilities for cooling centers, information will be posted on the Health Department’s website and through social media – www.facebook.com/lbdhhs and www.twitter.com/longbeachdhhs.
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