Cooling stations will be available in Glendale starting Thursday and through Saturday to help residents keep cool during the heat wave.
Griffith Manor Park, at 1551 Flower St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Pacific Community Center, at 501 S. Pacific Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, according to Glendale’s Eliza Papazian.
Social-distancing protocols will be observed in the facilities and everyone will be required to wear a face covering at all times, Papazian said. Participants will also have their temperatures checked before entering the facilities.
Glendale city officials encourage everyone to take precautions during the next three days, when temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s.
People are advised to:
— avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
— wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 if going outside;
— stay in the shade when outdoors;
— cover skin with hats and lightweight clothing;
— reduce physical activity;
— avoid hot and heavy meals;
— use air-conditioning or take a cool shower twice a day if no air conditioner is available;
— drink fluids, and avoid alcohol and caffeine;
— make sure pets get plenty of water and shade.
Anyone experiencing symptoms of dehydration or heat cramps — dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps or increased thirst — was encouraged to seek medical attention or call 911.
A free fan is available to low-income Glendale residents who are 60 years of age or older and meet other eligibility requirements. More information about the Cooling Fan Assistance Program can be found at bit.ly/38LnbY3.
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