By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees, which started Saturday and continues through this week, prompting County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare to issue a heat advisory.
“While this intense 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 Ohikhuare. “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 1-800-782-4264 or visit the National Weather Service Forecast website at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/ or the California Department of Public Health website here.