Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

HEAT ALERT: Los Angeles County Opens Cooling Centers

To provide relief from the heat for the elderly and others who face heat-related health difficulties and stress, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will open cooling centers throughout Los Angeles County, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.  A list of the location and times of operation of the 55 cooling stations in Los AngelesCounty can be accessed below or by dialing 2-1-1. 

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst.  The Department of Public Health recommends several ways to manage the heat:

  • Never leave children, elderly people, or pets alone in a parked vehicle.
  • Wear light, loose fitting clothing to stay cool
  • Drink water often.  Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Check on those in your neighborhood who have limited mobility.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned area during peak heat hours such as a mall, park, or library.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.
  •  Don’t exercise vigorously outside during the hottest hours of the day

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