Cooling Centers Now Open

With the heat expected to only get worse, it’s important to know where your local cooling centers are, especially older adults, pregnant women, and those with young children.

Cooling centers are public places with air conditioning, like libraries and senior centers. To find the cooling center nearest you, call 311 or click here.

You can also beat the heat by visiting places like an air-conditioned store, mall, museum or movie theater. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty, especially if you’re expecting.

Prolonged exposure to the heat can lead to serious health issues. Symptoms of heat illness are:

– Hot, dry skin or cold, clammy skin

– Weakness

– Dizziness

– Nausea or vomiting

– Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

– Confusion, hallucinations, disorientation

 

Call your doctor if you begin experiencing any of these symptoms, or go to the emergency room.