Some parts of Orange County will be facing record setting temperatures over the next few days. If you are working outdoors, stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible. Never leave kids or pets unattended in vehicles. Cars heat up quickly and become deadly fast. Check on the elderly and those without air conditioning.
If you are headed to the beach, there is a high surf advisory in effect for south facing beaches. The advisory calls for four to seven foot waves and strong rip currents are expected as well. Swimming in the ocean requires different skills. It is best to swim near lifeguard stations. Never swim alone and even if you are confident in your swimming skills, make sure you have enough energy to swim back to shore.
Anytime you go to the beach, check conditions before entering the water. Be aware of the danger of rip currents and remember that if you do get caught in a rip current, stay calm and don’t fight the current. Swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. Once you are free, turn and swim toward the shore.
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