7 Ways to Stay Safe in Excessive Heat
7 Ways to Stay Safe in Excessive Heat

Valley temperatures will reach sweltering temperatures this week, prompting cities from Palm Springs to the Morongo Basin to issue excessive heat warnings. The Coachella Valley is under a warning until Wednesday at 8 p.m. for temperatures that are “rare, dangerous and deadly,” according to the National Weather Service.

Monday temperatures will reach a stifling 121+ degrees, and Tuesday is expected to get up to 115 degrees. The heat wave is being attributed to high air pressure over the southwestern U.S., pushing temperatures to 10-20 degrees above the average.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughy 618 people die each year from heat-related causes. Exposure to excessive heat can cause serious problems like heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can be deadly.

Here are 7 ways to stay safe during the days of excessive heat:

  1. Stay very hydrated throughout the day. Even if you don’t feel very thirsty, drink lots of water.
  2. Stay inside air-conditioned buildings as much as possible, especially during the day when the heat is at its strongest.
  3. Wear clothing that is loose and lightweight.
  4. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and other drinks that can dehydrate you.
  5. Wear sunscreen whenever you are outside.
  6. Check on your at-risk friends and relatives often, especially the elderly, children, and people with chronic medical conditions.
  7. Don’t leave anyone—children, adults or pets—in a parked vehicle without the air conditioning.

“Please take the right precautions regarding the excessive heat. Temperatures this high can be very hazardous,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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