Dozens of Cooling Centers Open in LA County as Temps Across SoCal Soar

More unbearably hot weather was forecast for Southern California Saturday, prompting health officials in Los Angeles County to open dozens of cooling centers.

hotweatherTemperatures were expected to soar into the 90s and triple digit range by mid-afternoon in the inland valleys, according to the National Weather Service.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a Heat Alert, warning residents to take precautions, especially for the elderly, infants, children and pets.

For people who planned to work or exercise outdoors, health officials suggested they drink plenty of fluids, even if they did not feel thirsty.

You should also avoid alcohol when spending extended periods of time outdoors, use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15, and don’t forget about your pets.

For a list of cooling centers and tips on beating the heat, click here.

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