Excessive Heat Warning in effect from 10 a.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Sunday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Coachella Valley and San Diego County Deserts, including the cities of Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Palm Desert Country, La Quinta, Coachella, and Borrego Springs.

The warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Sunday. Residents are urged to take precautions while outdoors.

Residents can expect to experience dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 116 degrees expected, according to the NWS. Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Nights will be quite warm with low temperatures in the 80s and lower 90s.

Following are some precautionary and preparedness actions you might consider:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
    under any circumstances.
  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
  • To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9 1 1.

The La Quinta Wellness Center is a Cooling Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is located at 78450 Ave La Fonda in La Quinta.


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