Los Angeles County will open eight cooling centers around the area to give residents who need it a place to escape the area’s second major heat wave of the year.

The centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and they will “operate in compliance with physical distancing and other safety criteria” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The county cooling centers are located at:

— Ruben F. Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles;

— Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa;

— Mary M. Bethune Park, 1244 E. 61st St., Los Angeles;

— El Cariso Community Regional Park, 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar;

— South Whittier Library, 11543 Colima Road;

— Loma Alta Park, 3330 Lincoln Ave., Altadena;

— Jackie Robinson Park, 8773 E Avenue R, Sun Village; and

— Buena Vista Branch Library (City Facility), 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank.

Available locations may change, and a current list is available at ready.lacounty.gov/heat, or by calling 211.

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