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It's HOT! Beat the Heat at a COOLING Center- Locations & Hours


It''s HOT! Beat the Heat at a COOLING Center- Locations & Hours

The list of Cooling Centers on the following pages are listed alphabetically by “City”. This information is also available by dialing 2-1-1, the Los Angeles County Info Line. Days and hours highlighted in yellow indicates the agency is open on the weekend. 2018 -38; DATED July 3, 2018....

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Below are safety tips that will help you protect yourself and stay safe in the hot weather. If you plan to be outdoors, please take precaution to protect yourself from the sun and heat.

 Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.

 Reduce physical activity.  Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors

 Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins.

 Set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have airconditioning take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility.

 Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning.

 Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol.

 Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.

 Don’t forget about your pets, they need plenty of water and shade.

 Insulate your home by installing weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the cool air inside.

 

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst. For more information or additional locations, please call 211 for LA County or 311 for LA City