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Local Cooling Centers in Los Angeles County

Post Date:05/27/2020 2:48 PM

As the seasons begins to change, high temperatures are expected to become more common and longer-lasting.

Extreme heat may cause heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, sunburn and heat rash. With preparation, heat-related illnesses can be prevented. The City of Monrovia advises residents to prepare for high temperatures with the following recommendations:

  • Check on older family, friends, and neighbors who may need help responding to the heat through a call, text or physically-distanced door knock.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible and reduce essential activities until the coolest time of the day.
  • Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate when appropriate.
  • Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone. \
  • Use cool compresses, misting, showers, and baths.
  • Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Use a hat and sunscreen as needed.
  • Not using the stove or oven to cook as it will make you and your house hotter
  • Drink more water, even if you are not active

During this period of high temperatures, the Los Angeles County is safely operating cooling centers for residents. Those who are planning to visit a cooling center are asked to call the facility first to ensure there is seating available. 

View the Los Angeles County Emergency Cooling Centers protocols.

Los Angeles County Emergency Cooling Center
Tuesday, May 26 – Thursday, May 28
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Grace T. Black Auditorium
3130 Tyler Avenue
El Monte 

Loma Alta Park
330 Lincoln Avenue
Altadena

Valleydale Park
5525 N. Lake Avenue
Azusa

A full list of emergency cooling centers can be viewed at lacounty.gov/heat.

The community is also encouraged to visit these helpful websites for additional information:

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