By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– With above average temperatures expected this weekend, County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory. Temperatures will peak 15 to 20 degrees above average for the deserts and Inland Empire with Friday and Saturday expected to be the hottest days.
“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.” Dr. Ohikhuare said. “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 one’s health. People are advised to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke by following the tips below.
For more information contact the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health at 1800-782-4264 or visit the National Weather Service Forecast website at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/
or the California Department of Public Health website at: http://www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/BeInformed/NaturalDisasters/ExtremeHeat/Pages/ExtremeHeat.aspx