LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Emergency Management Department and the Department of Recreation and Parks announced Thursday they have extended the operating hours of a number of cooling center facilities.
The cooling centers are available in the Southland to help residents cope with the excessive heat.
Officials issued a heat advisory Monday warning residents to stay cool and hydrated.
100-degree weather was forecast for areas in the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Clarita, and Antelope valleys through Friday.
Health experts are recommending residents to wear light, loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of water or electrolyte-replacing sports drinks, and stay indoors with air-conditioning on.
Residents who are unable to access cool indoors are urged to visit public facilities or local cooling centers. Authorities suggest that those in need of heat help call 211 or (800) 339-6993.
Cooling centers available across Southern California:
The cooling centers with extended hours will be open until 9 p.m. and are effective through Sunday:
Canoga Senior Citizen
7326 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303
North Hollywood Recreation Center
11430 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Sepulveda Recreation Center
8801 Kester Ave., Panorama City, CA 91402
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5060 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sunland Senior Citizen
8640 Fenwick St., Sunland, CA 91040
Sylmar Recreation Center
13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342