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The original item was published from 7/5/2018 4:11:39 PM to 7/10/2018 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Extreme heat and dry weather predicted Friday and Saturday

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High temperatures bring risk of heat-related illnesses.

Forecast 7-18

Important safety tips:

  • Drink plenty of water; don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Stay out of the sun if possible, and when in the sun wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use sunscreen.
  • Avoid strenuous activities if you are outside or in non-air conditioned buildings. If you are working outdoors, take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area.
  • Never leave children, elderly people or pets unattended in closed cars or other vehicles.
  • Check on those who are at high risk to make sure they are staying cool – including seniors who live alone, people with heart or lung disease, and young children.
  • Stay cool indoors – if your home is not air conditioned, visit public facilities such as shopping malls and libraries to stay cool.
  • For more information on heat related illnesses please see attached and/or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at
  • Residents are encouraged to follow county agencies and their local governments on social media, including:

Orange County Healthcare Agency - @Heath on Twitter

Orange County Fire Authority - @OCFA_PIO on Twitter

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Management Division and the Orange County Emergency Operations Center- @OrangeCountyEOC on Twitter

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