By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued an excessive heat warning for extreme high temperatures expected for the inland and desert regions this coming weekend and into the following week. Temperatures above 105°F will be seen from Sunday to Tuesday, and into Wednesday for the desert regions. Monday is expected to be the hottest day, reaching up to 111°F in the desert and some inland areas.
“As temperatures rise, we want to remember to check on those most vulnerable, the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor and people with chronic medical conditions,” said Dr. Ohikhuare. “We also need to remember not to leave children or pets in hot cars, not even for a moment, since temperatures can quickly rise and become deadly.”
High or unusually hot temperatures can affect one’s health. Take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke by following the tips below.
Remember, pets are vulnerable to high temperatures too, but are unable to vocalize their distress. Some signs of heat distress in pets can include heavy panting, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive thirst, and vomiting. You can help prevent a heat emergency by taking these steps.
For more information contact the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health at 1800-782-4264 or visit www.sbcounty.gov/dph For the National Weather Service Forecast websitehttp://www.wrh.noaa.gov or the California Department of Public Health website at: http://www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/BeInformed/NaturalDisasters/ExtremeHeat