Staying Cool in the Second District

The Second District is heating up this Summer. With temperatures expected above 100 degrees in many parts of the district, staying cool is no joke.

Click here for an interactive map of cooling centers in Los Angeles County.

Here are some tips from the Department of Public Health to help keep you cool and safe this Summer:

  • Never leave children, elderly people, or pets alone in a parked vehicle.
  • Reduce physical activity.
  • Wear light, loose fitting clothing to stay cool.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.
  • Drink water often. Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Check on those in your neighborhood who have limited mobility.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned area during peak heat hours i.e. a mall, park, or library.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat with a wide brim.
  • Don’t exercise vigorously outside during the hottest hours of the day.
  • Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.  Stay safe and find your way to a cooling center near you.