Cooling Centers To Help Residents Cope With Excessive Heat

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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:

Los Angeles County

Riverside County

San Bernardino County

Orange County

Ventura County

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

(818)340-2633

North Hollywood Recreation Center

11430 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818)763-7651

Sepulveda Recreation Center

8801 Kester Ave., Panorama City, CA 91402

(818)893-3700

Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center

5060 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818)981-1284

Sunland Senior Citizen

8640 Fenwick St., Sunland, CA 91040

(818)353-9571

Sylmar Recreation Center

13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342

(818)367-5656

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