VICTOR VALLEY, Calif: (VVNG.com)- The Victor Valley is expected to see temperatures rise to a scorching 110 degrees by Monday, according to an Accuweather forecast report prompting much-needed awareness for the locals.
While your electricity bill may take a hit this summer, you should also plan accordingly for the upcoming months to protect yourself and others against the heat wave.
Deaths usually increase as the temperature rises during summer time, and according to the National Weather Service, these next few months are predicted to be hotter than the past years. The increase is partly due to a particularly strong El Nino cycle.
Anyone who travels frequently with children in the car should never leave them unattended in a vehicle. Even with the windows open, the heat can have a devastating impact on a young body.
According to NoHeatStroke.com, there have already been 12 heat-related child deaths this year. A whopping 54% of those children were accidentally “forgotten” by a caregiver, possibly due to lack of sleep, or a change in routine.
Those who enjoy outside activities and sports should limit their exposure to the extreme temperatures by planning workout or fun activities before 10 AM and after 4 PM.
Taking just a few extra minutes to check your tires for the appropriate air levels and traction can be life saving. Extreme heat can cause tires to fail and lead to blowouts. The National Traffic Safety administration recommends changing your tires every six years, and having them rotated after every oil change.
Motorcycle riders are at a greater risk of heat strokes than normal commuters traveling by cars. Those who ride motorcycles should plan frequent breaks along your route to cool off as well as look for signs of heat exhaustion and heat strokes.
The elderly, the homeless, small children, and those with pre-existing health conditions are especially prone to heat-related health issues and should stay cool and hydrated at all times.
Let us not forget about our fury family members. Please be sure to provide fresh water and plenty of shade for your animals. As a reminder, do not leave your pets in a vehicle, even if temperatures are mild, as the heat in a car can rise at a fast pace.
Now is a great time to build a stronger community bond in the High Desert by checking up on those who may be more susceptible to the heat.