LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A cold weather alert will remain in effect for areas across Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health officials said Monday.
According to the National Weather Service, wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees across the Southland today.READ MORE: LA City Council To Consider Requiring COVID Vaccinations For Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Concerts, Gyms
“Children, the elderly and people with disabilities or special medical needs are especially vulnerable during such cold snaps,” said Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, L.A. County Interim Health Officer. “Extra precaution should be taken to ensure they don’t get too cold when they are outside.”
County health officers said the alert has been issued for the Woodland Hills and Santa Clarita Valley areas.
On Tuesday, a cold weather alert will be issued for the San Gabriel Valley. The alert will extend through Wednesday.READ MORE: OC School Board Votes To Sue Newsom Over Mask Rule For Students
Forecasters said the alert for the L.A. County mountain areas has been extended and will remain in effect through Friday. Rim of the World Unified School District officials said all its campuses would be closed Monday due to inclement weather.
A winter shelter program is available for seniors and those who are looking for place to stay warm.
“We also want to remind people not to use stoves, barbeques or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning,” added Gunzenhauser.MORE NEWS: Paul Haney Charged In Stabbing Death Of Employee At Burbank Retirement Home
Locations and transportation information can be found on the L.A. Homeless Service Authority’s website or by calling 2-1-1.