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July 26, 2019 | September 05, 2019

Summer months bring high temperatures that can become dangerous, especially for our unhoused neighbors. Staying safe in high heat is important. The city and county of LA are providing the public cooling centers, free places where any member of the public can go to find relief during hot summer days.

To find a cooling center in the city of LA, call 311 or click here.

To find a cooling center in the county of LA, call 211 or click here or here.

Follow these simple tips to stay cool:

  • Drink plenty of cool water! Stay hydrated.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing that will keep you cool. Wear sunscreen and a hat for protection.
  • Check on neighbors who might be vulnerable to the heat, especially those without air conditioning.
  • Never leave children or pets in a car - not even for one minute. Temperatures inside a car can quickly skyrocket to deadly levels.
  • If you work or play outside, take frequent breaks to hydrate and cool off in the shade.
  • Don't forget the pets! Keep pets indoors if possible. If kept outside, give them plenty of water and shade to rest in.
  • Symptoms of heat-related illness include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention.

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