Heat Wave Hits Los Angeles Homeowners

Our hot extreme summer weather is here in triple digits.  Staying cool is a priority, especially for young children or elderly.  Here are some tips from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health:

  • Never leave children, elderly people, or pets alone in a parked vehicle. Auto safety in Los Angeles heat is critical.
  • Wear light, loose fitting clothing to stay cool
  • Drink water often.  Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Check on those in your neighborhood who have limited mobility.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned area during peak heat hours such as a mall, park, or library.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.
  •  Don’t exercise vigorously outside during the hottest hours of the day

And if you fear you or someone you are with is getting dehydrated and possibly suffering from heat exhaustion, treat it immediately or call 911 if worsens.  Check out Mayo Clinic’s First Aid advice here to be sure you would know how to identify symptoms and what to do/when to seek medical advice.

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