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Heat alert for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys

Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in L.A.'s Grand Park during a previous heat wave in June.
Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in L.A.'s Grand Park during a previous heat wave in June.
File photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a heat alert for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys and will be in effect from September 5 - 6. The National Weather Service forecasts that temperatures will hit more than 100 degrees in both areas. The advisory may be extended if high temperatures continue into the weekend.  

A map of public cooling centers can be found here

The Public Health Department released the following information regarding the alert:

Schools, day camps, and non-school related sports organizations or athletes should take extra precautions during extreme heat. Practices and other outdoor activities should be scheduled for very early or very late in the day in order to limit the amount of time spent in the sun and heat.

Additional tips for those who must work or exercise outdoors:

Older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions:

Infants and Children:

Pets:

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat Cramps:

Heat Exhaustion:

Heat Stroke: