LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Heat advisories will be in effect today in parts of the Southland, with temperatures potentially hitting triple digits and putting people in danger of heat-related illness, the National Weather Service said.
The advisories -- for the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles County Mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range -- will go into effect at 10 a.m. Friday and last until 8 p.m.
In the San Fernando Valley, high temperatures are expected to range between 97 and 107 degrees.
In the mountains, highs of between 95 and 105 are forecast below 4,000 feet.
Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors -- and that children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
The weather service also warned people to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside.
“When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening,'' the NWS said. “Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.''
In particularly hot conditions, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
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