Excessive Heat Warning: 8/31-9/5

Sep 1, 2022

Excessive Heat Warning and Ozone Advisory for Los Angeles Wednesday 8/31-Monday 9/5

BE PERSONALLY PREPARED: Keep cool by resting in shady areas or buildings with air conditioning and drinking plenty of water. If you do not live in an air-conditioned building, you can take refuge from the heat at a public library, recreation facility, senior center, or other public air-conditioned building near you. You may call 311 to identify the cooling centers closest to you or visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ to see a map of cooling center locations, and hours of operation (additional centers are being added). Many pools and splash pads at your local Recreation and Parks locations will be available over the holiday weekend- you can find their hours of operation and locations by visiting the Daily Pool Status Website. HELP


YOUR COMMUNITY PREPARE: Check up on relatives and neighbors, especially if they have pre-existing health conditions or are sensitive to heat. Let them know the heat is coming and the ways to stay safe. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Additional information about staying safe during extreme heat, and a list of LA City cooling centers that will be operational during the Labor Day weekend are available at www.emergency.lacity.org/heat.


IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE: Take extra precautions if you work, exercise, or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening, or until this period of extreme heat is over.


See the image below as a guide to help you recognize the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. To reduce risk during outdoor work, OSHA recommends frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments and staying hydrated. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. Employers must provide access to sufficient water.


Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency- Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location, and then immediately call 911.


Non-emergency heat-related information can be found by calling 311.