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State Officials Issue Excessive Heat Warning


California residents are strongly encouraged to take precautions and plan accordingly for the first significant heat wave of the summer.

High temperatures began on July 11, and are projected to last through July 24, 2023. Please go to to access any heat advisories for your area.

Stay safe and find relief from the heat with these helpful tips from Governor's Office of Emergency Services:

Watch for signs of heat illness

In the summer, multiple days and nights of hot weather can be very dangerous. Getting too hot can make people sick. California Department of Health recommends learning the signs and how to help someone with heat illness.

Heat stroke

  • Red, hot, dry skin
  • Very high body temperature
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion, strange behavior or unconsciousness
  • Rapid pulse or throbbing headache.

If you or someone you know are experiencing these symptoms, call 911.

Heat exhaustion

  • Heavy sweating
  • Cramps
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Tiredness/weakness
  • Dizziness/fainting

Move to a cool place and get medical help if vomiting or symptoms get worse or last longer than one hour.

Watch Dr. Peter Shin, emergency physician, talk about heat-related emergencies with ABC7.

Keep Cool

When temperatures are very high, make sure to:

  • Stay hydrated. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and a hat outdoors.
  • Wear sunscreen and avoid too much sun.
  • Slow down and avoid exercise during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. If your home doesn’t have air conditioning or if there was a power outage, find a public place you can go to get out of the heat. Libraries, shopping malls and community centers can be cool places to take a break from the heat.
  • Ask neighbors, friends, or family if they have a cool space where you can hang out.

Call your local county to find a location near you to keep cool. LA County residents can use

Look out for others

For people who are 65 or older, heat can be especially dangerous. Make a plan with a friend, relative or neighbor who will call or come check on you twice a day while it is hot outside.

Bring pets inside. Make sure they have plenty of fresh water.

Make sure everyone is out of the car whenever you park. Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a parked vehicle. Temperatures inside a car can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes causing heat stroke or death.

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