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Triple-digit heat expected early in the week

September 28, 2012 | 10:36 pm
Fullerton locals cool off in the Spray Pool at Lemon Park in August. Triple-digit heat is forecasted for Monday and Tuesday.

A heads-up from health officials Friday night warns people who must work or exercise outdoors early next week to make sure they have plenty of water or electrolyte-replacing sport drinks nearby, and to drink often.

Officials are also sounding the alarm about another all-too-common issue during hot weather: “Never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in vehicles, even with the windows ‘cracked,' " warned Jonathan E. Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

For people who don't have air conditioning in their homes, officials will post a list of neighborhood cooling centers on the health department's website.

People without Internet access can call the county's 2-1-1 information line for assistance.

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-- Jack Dolan

Photo: Fullerton locals cool off in the Spray Pool at Lemon Park in August. Triple-digit heat is forecasted for Monday and Tuesday. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

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