City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat this week, particularly from Wednesday, August 2 through Sunday, August 6. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the 80s to low 90s in parts of Long Beach and high humidity.
“High heat and humidity cause the body to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which is why it is important to practice heat precautions to protect from heat-related illness and injury,” said Dr. Anissa Davis, City Health Officer.
Pets can experience heat-related illness and injury; and the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, infants and young children are at even greater risk. Therefore, everyone should take the following precautions to reduce the risk of heat-related illness and injury:
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services would like to wish you all a safe and healthy summer. For more information and summer safety tips, visit: www.longbeach.gov/health, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
The mission of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is to improve quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to live, work and play. Long Beach Health is one of only three city-run health departments in California, which allows for better engagement with residents, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and fosters a greater understanding of the City's strengths. For more information, visit us at www.longbeach.gov/health, "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.