EXCESSIVE HEAT ALERT, Cooling Centers Opened in City of South Pasadena
Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26, 2018
The City of South Pasadena will open the Cooling Centers Monday through Thursday beginning July 23, 2018 with temperatures forecasted as follows: Monday, July 23, 97° Tuesday, July 24, 100° Wednesday, July 25, 101° Thursday, July 26, 100°.
The South Pasadena Public Library and Senior Center serve as Cooling Centers when the temperature is forecast at 96° or higher. Heat waves do not strike victims immediately, but rather, their cumulative effects slowly take the lives of vulnerable populations.
Both facilities offer cold water and air conditioning to the public. Facilities hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 11 am – 9 pm Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm
Sundays, 1pm- 5 pm
If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions from the sun and heat.
- Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate more!
- 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.
- 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 pets, they need plenty of water and shade.
Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.
Should you have questions contact the South Pasadena Senior Center at (626) 4 0 3- 7 3 6 0, or the South Pasadena Public Library at (626) 4 0 3- 7 3 3 0.