cominBEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills indicated in a press release regarding the recent temperature rise in the Beverly Hills region warning residents of the importance of conserving energy and staying hydrated to the hot summer months.
A heat alert was issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Health (LACDH) until Tuesday, June 21. Residents can expect scheduled power outages by Southern California Edson (SCE) and they should take all necessary precautions during the heat wave.
“Symptoms of dehydration and heat illness due to the rise in temperatures may not be easily recognized. 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,” states the release.
Individuals under medical care of taking medication should talk to their doctor about possible vulnerabilities to the heat. The city is advising residents that pets should stay hydrated and avoid excessive exposure to the heat.
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 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) located at 444 N. Rexford Drive
-Roxbury Park Community Center (8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) located at 471 S. Roxbury Drive
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 in effect. Certain areas of Beverly Hills may experience temporary outages this week.
-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. To check the status of outages visit sce.com/outage. Visit www.beverlyhills.org/heatalert for more City-heat related information.