The National Weather Service (NWS) Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Southern California from 10:00 AM Monday, July 23 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 26 with temperatures reaching 85-92 degrees in coastal areas and 92-100 degrees inland. The hottest days are expected to be Tuesday and Wednesday.
The City of Malibu is opening emergency cooling centers at the Michael Landon Center at Malibu Bluffs Park and at Malibu City Hall to help residents cope with the excessive heat. The cooling centers will offer an air-conditioned, indoor rest area with water and ice packs available.
Michael Landon Center
24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday,
23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday and 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday
There is an increased potential for serious heat-related illnesses, especially for the young and elderly, those performing outdoor activities, and those without access to air conditioning. There is also an increased potential for power outages.
•Do not ever leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles, even for a short period of time.
•Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
•Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
•Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
•Check on elderly friends, family, and neighbors, particularly those that live alone, to ensure their health and safety during long periods of excessive heat.
For more information, visit the County Health Department website.