The Los Angeles County Health Office issued another Cold Weather alert as high winds and below-freezing temperatures are forecast to return to the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Cold Weather Alert is in effect for SCV, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 to Wednesday, Jan. 25; and again on Friday, Jan. 27.
The alert was prompted by the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures, with wind chill predicted to drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Residents are urged to take precautions to protect against hypothermia by dressing in layers of warm clothing, wearing a hat, scarf, gloves, and socks, and checking on family members with limited mobility. Pets should also be brought indoors overnight.
“Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical needs are especially vulnerable during cold weather. Extra precaution should be taken to ensure they don’t get too cold when they are outside,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “There are places where people can go to stay warm, such as shelters or other public facilities. We also want to remind people not to use stoves, barbeques or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.”
Residents should only utilize approved heaters that use electricity, natural gas or a fireplace. Never use stoves, barbecues or ovens to heat the room or home, officials state, as they produce the deadly carbon monoxide gas.
Other areas effects by the Cold Weather Alert include Lancaster, Mount Wilson and Pomona.
Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs may also call 2-1-1 or visit here for emergency preparedness information and other referral services 24 hours a day and seven days a week. For the deaf and hard of hearing, call the TDD line at 1-800-660-4026.
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