By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– With above average temperatures expected this weekend, the County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory. Temperatures will peak on Friday 10 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of year, with very slight cooling Saturday through Sunday.
“While this magnitude of heat is not especially unusual, the recent cool weather could cause some people to be caught off guard, especially those most susceptible to heat illness.” Said Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare Health Officer. “Those most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with chronic medical conditions.”
High or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. Take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke by following the tips below.
For more information on the extreme heat visit the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health website at http://www.sbcounty.gov/dph Or visit the California Department of Public Health website at: http://www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/BeInformed/NaturalDisasters/ExtremeHeat/Pages/ExtremeHeat.aspx