LIST: LA County and LA City Open Cooling Centers Ahead of Heat Wave This Weekend

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

Due to the excessive heat wave this weekend in the Los Angeles region, LA County and the city of LA are both opening up cooling centers.

According to LA County on its website, "extreme heat is defined as a long period of high heat combined with humidity and temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the human body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. "

Click to see a list of cooling centers around LA County: https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/

Remember that:

Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning:

Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greatest risk from extreme heat; and

Humidity increases the feeling of heat.

Before you go: you can call in advance to make sure there is still seating available. If a Cooling Center is not operational, find which one is close to you here https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ or call 211 for LA County or 311 for LA City.

Emergency Cooling Center Hours: Saturday, July 11, 2020 – Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Claremont Library208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Stevenson Ranch Library25950 The Old Rd., Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

Quartz Hill Library5040 W. Avenue M-2, Quartz Hill, CA 93356

Click to see a list of City of LA cooling centers: https://emergency.lacity.org/heat

According to the city of LA website, the cooling centers will be open from 12pm-7pm on July 11th and 12th.

People are encouraged to call ahead to check availability- COVID-19 social distancing requirements have resulted in a reduced capacity at the sites. 

All centers will operate following LA County Public Health's Guidelines for Cooling Center Operations.

Canoga Senior Center

7326 Jordan Ave

Canoga Park, CA 91303

(818) 340-2633

Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center

5056 Van Nuys Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

(818) 386-9674

Slauson Multipurpose Center

5306 South Compton Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90011

(323) 233-1174