Stay safe during summer heat waves

Working out in a pool is a great way to stay cool when temperatures rise. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
June has arrived with the expected blistering hot days, affecting the lowlands, mountains and deserts alike. While Anza is normally spared the brunt of the heat waves, thermometer readings can still approach or even exceed the century mark.Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit are not only uncomfortable, they can be dangerous, especially for the very young or the elderly in the community.Weather forecasters, such as the US National Weather Service in San Diego, issue heat-related weather warnings to let the public know that a change is on the way.These alerts consist of two levels. A Heat Advisory means that temperatures may reach 100-105 degrees in the next 72 hours and for people to take precautions. An Excessive Heat Warning indicates heat index values in the 105-
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