PALMDALE – The National Weather Service predicts a sudden rise in temperatures from Friday, June 30, through Monday, July 3. The city of Palmdale will open cooling centers locally if temperatures reach 100 degrees.
- The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E Palmdale Blvd., is a designated cooling center open to people of all ages. The Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm. The Library’s phone number is 661-267-5600.
- Seniors 55 and older may also use Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 930 E Ave. Q-9, as an additional cooling center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Legacy Commons can be contacted at 661-267-5904.
Extreme heat can significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Residents should monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on weather conditions. Residents should also drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. For more information, visit www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov/ExtremeHeat or call 2-1-1 to locate the nearest LA County designated cooling center.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]