Prolonged exposure to excessive temperatures can cause serious conditions like heat exhaustion or heat stroke. The City of Yorba Linda encourages residents to take the following precautions over the next few days to protect themselves, their families, and their pets from heat related illnesses:
- Drink plenty of water; don’t wait until you are thirsty.
- Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
- Stay out of the sun if possible, and when in the sun wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use sunscreen.
- Avoid strenuous activities if you are outside or in non-air conditioned buildings. If you are working outdoors, take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area.
- Never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in closed cars or other vehicles.
- Check on those who are at high risk to make sure they are staying cool – including seniors who live alone, people with heart or lung disease, and young children.
- Stay cool indoors – if your home is not air conditioned, visit public facilities such as the Yorba Linda Community Center or the Yorba Linda Public Library. Other indoor facilities such as movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping malls, make great places to cool off.
Residents are also urged to reduce their energy use this weekend. A number of situations could cause the available power to be reduced, or demand could exceed capability, either of which could result in rolling outages.