The San Fernando Valley is no stranger to intense heat waves as this past week has demonstrated. With July bringing in some of the hottest days of the year so far, it is important to be informed of all heat-related safety tips and resources especially as temperatures are expected to continue rising over the weekend:
- If you are looking for a place to cool down and escape the sun, remember that ALL Los Angeles City libraries double as cooling centers. Follow this link to see the full list of the city’s libraries.
- Both the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library, located at 16244 Nordhoff Street, 91343, and the West Valley Regional Branch Library, located at 9036 Vanowen Street, 91335, will be open on Sunday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
- The Canoga Park Senior Center, located at 7326 Jordan Ave, 91303 will have extended hours starting today through Sunday. Operating hours are from 10:00am – 9:00pm.
- Follow this link to visit Cool Spots LA, an interactive application that shows you all of the locations you can visit to cool down in one place.
- The Emergency Management Department’s most recent newsletter compiles a summary of heat-related resources and tips for Angelenos.
- Additionally, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering an increased rebate to income-qualified customers who are interested in purchasing a more efficient cooling unit throughout the summer. Click here to learn more.
- Lastly, the Los Angeles Fire Department’s website has tools and information regarding wildfires, including how to help prevent them and what to do in the event a fire sparks near your home.
By staying informed and vigilant, we can keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe throughout these summer days.