Cooling Centers in Los Angeles & San Bernadino counties (please share)

To provide the public with relief from the heat, City of Los Angeles facilities are utilized as cooling centers. Those facilities include Senior Citizen Centers, Recreation and Parks facilities, and Libraries.
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Information regarding City facilities is available: 
  1. dial 3-1-1 
  2. Senior Centers: (213) 202-2700 or visit http://www.laparks.org/dos/senior/senior.htm 
  3. Libraries: (213) 228-7000 or visit http://www.lapl.org/branches/ 
  4. Recreation and Parks Centers: (213) 202-2700 or visiting http://www.laparks.org
Hours vary by facility, please check with the facility for their current hours of operation. Some locations may be closed during normal business hours.
Other information can be found at: 
  1. UpdateLA : http://www.updatela.com/ 
  2. ReadyLAhttp://www.readyla.org/ 
  3. Twitterhttp://twitter.com/readyla 
  4. Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/readyla 
  5. Emergency Management Departmenthttp://www.emergency.lacity.org/ 
  6. City of Los Angeles Information Helpline: 1-800-439-2909

If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions 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 air-conditioning take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility.
  • 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.
Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • faintness,
  • headaches,
  • muscle cramps and
  • increased thirst

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