PALM SPRINGS (CBSLA) – The Palm Springs Fire Department Friday urged hikers to take precautions on local trails due to triple digit temperatures.
Fire officials advised hikers to start their journeys before 9.am., when temperatures are more moderate and avoid hiking alone. They also noted that individuals planning an excursion hydrate, drinking at least one liter of water for every hour on the trail and carry snacks.READ MORE: CHP, Caltrans Urge Drivers To Slow Down, Use Their Headlights With Windshield Wipers As Rain Heads For SoCal
Additional safety measures include carrying a GPS device or a cellphone, wearing sunglasses and clothing that reduces exposure to the sun and apply plenty of sunscreen. Having a first-aid kit, flashlight and a map of the area is also suggested.READ MORE: 'Supercharge' Storm Bringing Heavy Rainfall To Southland
Symptoms of a heat-related emergency can include headaches, dizziness, muscle cramps, nausea and disorientation. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately turn back or call for assistance.MORE NEWS: Alisal Fire Burn Area Residents In Santa Barbara County Ordered To Evacuate As Storm Arrives
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