Tips to Beat the Heat and Stay Cool This Summer
The National Weather Service predicts extremely high temperatures for Southern California this summer, reaching as high as triple digits in the Los Angeles region. The excessive heat puts local residents at greater risk for health-related illnesses such as heat stroke, as well as possible power outages throughout the region.
Please take the precautionary measures to decrease the risk of heat-related illness.
- Stay hydrated throughout the day.
- Stay indoors if possible.
- Apply sunscreen if you are planning to be outdoors.
- Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.
- Avoid leaving people or pets in enclosed vehicles.
Should you need a shelter to escape the heat, please check out your local cooling centers throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
What You Can Do to Help Conserve Energy at Work and at Home
- Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees
- Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical
- Turn off unused appliances and switch off lights when leaving a room
- Operate energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours
- Model energy conservation behaviors and encourage your friends, family and members of your community to do the same at work and at home
- The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has declared a Flex Alert, which is a voluntary call for businesses and residents to reduce their energy usage in response to falling power reserves
- More tips and info can be found at the Flex Alert website