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Beat the Heat and Be Sun Safe

During heat spells, making simple changes in your daily activities and staying cool can help you remain safe and healthy. 

 

Here are a few ways to Beat the Heat:
  • Stay indoors and, if possible, spend time in air-conditioned locations. For a list of LA County cooling centers, please visit the Public Health website at https://www.lacounty.gov/heat/, or call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone within the county.
  • Drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages often. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink.
  • Avoid unnecessary exertion.
  • If you experience dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst you need to relax in a cooler, shaded place and drink water or a sports drink.
  • More severe symptoms (such as disorientation, pale and clammy skin, a rapid and weak pulse, and/or fast and shallow breathing) may indicate heat exhaustion or impending heat stroke.  Seek immediate medical attention. 

 

If you must be outdoors:
  • Try to limit your activity to  morning and evening hours when the temperature is cooler.
  • Cut down on exercise.
  • Try and rest often in shady areas.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and using sunscreen.
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.

 

Although any one can suffer from heat-related illnesses, the following groups are at greater risk:
  • people aged 65 or older
  • infants and young children
  • people with chronic medical conditions.

NEVER leave a senior, child or pet in a closed car or any vehicle since temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.

If you know seniors who live alone or people whose immune and/or respiratory systems are not working properly, check on them regularly to make sure they are staying cool.

 

A full list of County cooling centers can be found here.
  • City of Beverly Hills Shield
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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