The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat warning” for Los Angeles County in effect from 11am Wednesday, August 31, 2022 to 8pm Monday, September 5, 2022. For more information, please visit the National Weather Service’s website.
With high temperatures in the forecast, the Joslyn Senior Center (210 N. Chapel Avenue) will serve as an Emergency Cooling Center. It will be open at these dates and times:
• Wednesday, August 31, from 7am-8pm
• Thursday, September 1, from 7am-8pm
• Friday, September 2, from 7am-8pm
• Saturday, September 3, from 8am-4pm
• Sunday, September 4, from 2pm-6pm
• For other Cooling Center locations, visit: http://ready.lacounty.gov/heat
Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.