Conserving energy and staying hydrated are important during these hot summer months. A heat alert has been issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Health (LACDH) until Tuesday, June 21. Scheduled power outages by Southern California Edison (SCE) are also in effect. The City of Beverly Hills advises all residents to seek the necessary precautions during a heat wave. Symptoms of dehydration and heat illness due to the rise in temperatures may not be easily recognized. (Image Credit)
The effects of heat can quickly overcome the healthiest people. However, elderly people, the disabled, young children, those who are sick, live alone or are overweight are most likely to become victims of excessive heat. Those under medical care or taking medication should speak with their physician about their particular vulnerability. Pets should also be hydrated and avoid exposure to extreme heat. Visit www.beverlyhills.org/heatalert for more City-heat related information.
Quick tips for the heat:
– Drink plenty of water
– Never leave any person or pet in a parked vehicle, even for a short time
– Check on elderly and/or special needs friends and neighbors
– Limit outdoor activity on extremely hot days
– If your home does not have air conditioning, seek places like malls and community facilities that provide air-conditioning
City Cooling Centers: – Beverly Hills Public Library (9:30 am – 9:30 pm) 444 N. Rexford Drive – Roxbury Park Community Center (8:00 am – 9:30 pm) 471 S. Roxbury Drive Additionally, due to the recent decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, scheduled summer power outages by Southern California Edison (SCE) are also in effect. Certain sections of Beverly Hills may experience temporary outages this week. Conservation Tips: – Turn lights, fans off when rooms not in use – Unplug all appliances and electronics when not in use – Reduce non-essential equipment to non-peak hours: washers and dryers, dishwashers, swimming pool equipment – Set thermostats to 78 degrees Fahrenheit For more information or questions about SCE power outages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-683-9067. You can also check the status of outages by visiting sce.com/outage.