LOS ANGELES — With chilly temperatures expected into the New Year, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today issued a Cold Weather Alert, urging people to take extra precautions to brace against the weather.
The alert will be in effect through Wednesday in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County mountains.
“Children, the elderly and people with disabilities and special medical needs are especially vulnerable during such cold snaps,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the county’s interim health officer. “Extra precautions should be taken to ensure they don’t get too cold when they are outside. 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, barbecues or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.”
Information about available shelters and details on emergency preparedness are available by calling the county’s information line at 211.
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