Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Heat Advisory this Weekend for the San Fernando, San Gabriel, and Santa Clarita Valleys

une 20, 2024

Heat Advisory

High Temperatures Forecast for Parts of Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:

Observer staff

Santa Monica is typically much cooler than eastern parts of the county and should expect many visitors to the beach this weekend.

West San Fernando Valley: Saturday June 22, 2024 through Sunday June 23, 2024 until 8PM

East San Fernando Valley: Saturday June 22, 2024 through Sunday June 23, 2024 until 8PM

San Gabriel Valley: Saturday June 22, 2024 through Sunday June 23, 2024 until 8PM

Santa Clarita Valley: Saturday June 22, 2024 through Sunday June 23, 2024 until 8PM

Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public Health offers the following recommendations during high temperature days:

Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.

If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.

Cars get very hot inside, even if the windows are 'cracked' or open. Never leave children or pets in cars. Call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.

Beware of and know what to do for heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Call 911 right away if you see these symptoms: high body temperature (103°F or higher), vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and hot, red, dry, or damp skin. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.

Check on those at risk for heat-related illness, like those who are sick or have chronic conditions, older adults, pregnant women, children, those who live alone, pets, and outdoor workers and athletes.

If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purpose

Visit your power company's website or contact them by phone to determine if you are scheduled for a rolling power outage.

"On hot days, it's important for everyone to both take care of themselves and check on others, especially those who have a higher chance of getting ill due to the heat. Some of them include children, the elderly, those with health conditions, pregnant people, those living alone, and pets," said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. "Hot days can be dangerous for anyone, so it's crucial to stay cool and hydrated. Never leave children, the elderly, or pets alone in hot homes, places, or vehicles. Make sure to check on elderly or unwell neighbors and relatives regularly." 

County and City partners have planned ways to safely operate cooling centers during times of high heat. Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of these free cooling centers. To find a location near you, visit or call 211.

Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs can call 2-1-1 for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed by visiting


Reader Comments(0)