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City of Pomona Emergency Management
Thursday July 24th, 2014 :: 07:43 a.m. PDT

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Heat advisory today..........drink lots of water and check on neighbors and pets.

“Everyone should remember to take special care of themselves, children, the elderly, and their pets. Extreme heat such as this is not just an inconvenience, it can be dangerous and even deadly,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer. “When temperatures are high, prolonged sun exposure may cause dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Deaths can occur in vulnerable population’s particularly very young children and frail elderly. Over 700 deaths occurred in Chicago during a heat wave in the late 1990s. Equally large numbers of deaths have occurred in Europe during a heat wave. It is critically important to never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in vehicles, even with the windows ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. If you have an elderly or infirm neighbor without air conditioning, make sure that they get to a cooling center or other air conditioned space between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.”

For a list of Cooling Centers and information on heat-related illnesses and prevention, please visit the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov, or call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone within the county. The posted Cooling Center list is effective through Friday, July 25. Call your local Cooling Center for hours. To view a map of the nearest cooling centers, go to: http://bit.ly/BeatTheHeat2014.

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.

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

Address/Location
City of Pomona Emergency Management
505 s Garey
Pomona, CA 91769

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-622-1241

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