The Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a Heat Alert for Thursday, July 21, through at least Saturday, July 23.
Residents should take precautions to avoid negative health effects from high temperatures, especially those who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, infants and children and those sensitive to heat.
Heat related illnesses include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Some tips to avoid these include: drink lots of water, avoid unnecessary exertion, take frequent rests if working or playing outdoors, stay in air-conditioned, cool areas, wear loose, lightweight and light colored clothing. Do not leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows cracked or open.
The Asian Youth Center is San Gabriel's nearest cooling center. Call for hours of operation at 626.309.0622. Find more cooling centers by clicking the link below.