Mono County Public Health Urges Residents and Visitors to Stay Cool During California Heat Wave

A heat wave with dangerously high temperatures is expected to continue to impact California this week. Mono County Public Health urges residents and visitors to take precautions in an effort to help reduce the risk of heat-related health problems.

Summer heat waves can be dangerous. A very high body temperature can damage the brain and other vital organs. Some health conditions can make it harder for the body to stay cool in hot weather. These include old age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn and drug and alcohol use.

When temperatures are very high, make sure to:
• Drink plenty of water;
• Reduce outdoor exposure;
• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing;
• Schedule outdoor activities carefully, and cut down on exercise;
• Stay out of the sun; and,
• Seek a cooler location if your home does not have air conditioning.

The California Department of Public Health’ (CDPH) “Tips for Preventing Heat-Related
Illness” can be accessed here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)
“Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness” can be accessed here.

For more information, questions, or concerns, please call Mono County Public Health at
(760) 924-1830 or follow up with your pediatrician or medical provider.

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John
John
7 days ago

It was no public health service warning like this that killed the 49’ers.

David Dennison
David Dennison
6 days ago
Reply to  John

John Those days,LONG gone. Now,it’s recent flashflood warnings,heat warnings,wind warnings,earthquake warnings,warnings on what and what not to do when outside hiking,fishing,camping…… Soon,it will be snow and ice warnings,cold weather warnings,storm warnings.. And along with all the warnings,sometimes evacuation “orders” when some incident is a “maybe ” or miles away. But,when… Read more »

Man from Mono
Man from Mono
5 days ago
Reply to  David Dennison

In the winter, there is a sleeping bag for every person in the vehicle plus food. Bring the water in at night so it doesn’t freeze.

Pedro
Pedro
6 days ago
Reply to  John

Some of the Donner Party did not even make it to 49 after not following advice about weather.