An extreme heat advisory is in effect through Saturday, June 19 in many parts of Los Angeles County, including East San Gabriel Valley.
High temperatures of 95 degrees or more significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for young children, older adults, pregnant woman, and individuals working or participating in outdoor activities.
When extreme heat conditions exist, Los Angeles County Public Health Department offers the following recommendations to prevent a heat-related illness such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke:
- Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day. Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink.
- Avoid going out during the peak heat hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you must go out, wear sunscreen, and lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- Never leave a child or pet inside a parked vehicle, not even for a quick errand. Even with the windows rolled down a couple of inches, it only takes a few minutes for the inside of a car to reach deadly temperatures on a hot day.
If your home does not have an air conditioner, consider visiting a nearby free cooling center such as the Diamond Bar library.
Currently, the library is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, 1 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Library visitors must adhere to COVID-19 safety rules that include wearing a face covering at all times, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and staying at least six feet away from people who are not members of their household. For its part, to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Library makes available sanitizer and soap and water for hand hygiene, and frequently cleans and disinfects all high-contact areas.
For a list of additional operational Cooling Centers in the area, call 211 or visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/.