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Summer Heat Wave - County Cooling Centers

Post Date:06/15/2017

The First Day of Summer is June 20, 2017. With a heat wave sweeping inland, we are providing you with the Los Angeles County 2017 Cooling Center List and some helpful tips to beat the heat.

  • heatAvoid 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 air-conditioning 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.

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