COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING EXTREME HEAT

COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING EXTREME HEAT

With temperatures in the 100’s today, and an excessive heat warning in effect until 8 p.m. Friday, residents are urged to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness. Drink plenty of fluids and wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Check on the elderly and people with health conditions twice a day. Never leave kids or pets in a parked car. If you or someone you know is feeling ill from the heat, get out of the heat immediately, offer water, and call 911. Warning signs of heat illness include heavy sweating, cramps, headache, nausea or vomiting, tiredness, weakness, dizziness and fainting. Seniors, infants, and people with chronic health conditions are most vulnerable to health problems during hot weather and should take extra precautions.

The Twentynine Palms Senior Center, Yucca Valley community center, Hi-Desert Medical Center cafeteria, Joshua Tree Community Center, and Landers Association building are cooling centers open during the day. If your heart pounds or you get out of breath, lightheaded, weak, or feel faint, stop your activity and rest in a cool or shady area.

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