The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning across portions of Southern California from Thursday July 5 ,2018 through Sunday July 8, 2018.

To view a list of cooling stations thorough Ventura County, please click here

The hottest conditions are expected Friday and Saturday with widespread highs in the 90s to low 100s. These conditions could also bring high winds in the mountains and wind-prone areas. As a result, widespread elevated fire weather conditions will also exist throughout Southern California and Ventura County.

Excessive-heat conditions can become dangerous, especially for seniors, children, pets, people who work outside and those with certain health conditions. Staying safe during high heat conditions is important.  The following basic tips will help stay cool and safe:

  • Drink plenty of cool water. Stay hydrated.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing that will keep you cool. Wear sunscreen and a hat for protection.
  • Check on neighbors who might be vulnerable to the heat. especially those without air conditioning.
  • Never leave children or pets in a car – not even for one minute. Temperatures inside a car can quickly skyrocket to deadly levels.
  • If you work or play outside, take frequent breaks to hydrate and cool off in the shade.
  • Don’t forget the pets! Keep pets indoors if possible. If kept outside. give them plenty of water and shade to rest in.
  • Symptoms of heat-related illness include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention.
  • If you observe any emergency conditions resulting from the heat, call 911 immediately.