|Press Release||1444 West Garvey Ave.|
West Covina, CA 91793
Phone: (626) 939-8401
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #08092012|
|Subject :||HEAT ADVISORY & COOLING CENTERS LOCATED IN WEST COVINA|
|Contact :||n/a 626 939-8401|
|The City of West Covina is encouraging residents to stay indoors during these extremely hot days. |
The County of Los Angeles Health Department has issued a Heat Advisory that includes West Covina & the San Gabriel Valley. Precautions should be taken, particularly by those people sensitive to heat. When temperatures are high, prolonged sun exposure may cause dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. And, never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in closed vehicles, even with windows cracked, because temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.
It is best to remain indoors during these extreme temperatures. The City of West Covina offers a place to cool off at either the Cameron Community Center, located at 1305 E. Cameron Avenue, from 8:00am-10:00pm; and/or the West Covina Senior Center located at 2501 E. Cortez Avenue, open from 9:00am-4:00pm.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has provided the following tips for beating the heat:
- Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
- Drink water or electrolyte-replacing sports drinks often.
- Offer help to those in your neighborhood with limited access to air conditioning and transportation (such as seniors or those who are ill).
- During peak hours stay in an air-conditioned area. I you don’t have access to air-conditioning in your home, visit public facilities such as shopping malls, parks and libraries.
- Avoid unnecessary exertion, such as vigorous exercise during peak sun hours.
- Stay out of the sun if you do not need to be in it. When in the sun, wear a hat and loose fitting clothing with long sleeves and pants to protect you from sun damage.