A summer heat wave is expected to hit Southern California this weekend and the City of Alhambra is gearing up to offer cooling centers for residents seeking spots to cool off during spiked temperatures.
The Joslyn Center in Alhambra has been designated as a cooling center this Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4. The Joslyn Center is located at 210 North Chapel Avenue in Alhambra. For additional information, please call 626-570-5056.
Cooling Center Hours:
Friday, August 2: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 3: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 4: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Below are additional precautionary tips to avoid heat illness:
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 cooling center.
Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning.
Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty.
Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
Don’t forget about your pets, they need plenty of water and shade.