Facing a string of triple-digit days, Sacramento city and county officials announced they are opening five cooling centers for residents to get out of the heat.
According to a news release, the centers are air-conditioned and will be staffed by city and county employees and security. No pets will be allowed in them.
Besides Sacramento, the city of Roseville said its downtown library will be available as a cooling center everyday through July 4 from 11:30 a.m.
Here's where the Sacramento centers are:
Clunie Center 601 Alhambra Blvd Open today through Thursday, 2 - 8 p.m.
Mims / Hagginwood Community Center 3271 Marysville Blvd Open today through Thursday, 2 - 9 p.m.
Pannell/Meadowview Community Center 2450 Meadowview Rd Open today through Thursday, 2 - 9 p.m.
Fruitridge Community Center 4000 Fruitridge Rd Open today through Thursday (County), 2 - 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, officials are advising residents to take frequent breaks from the heat, drink plenty of water, seek cool or air-conditioned areas including malls and movie theaters, libraries, coffee shops.
Taking breaks allows the body to recuperate.
For information and referrals regarding any social service need, residents can call 2-1-1. Within the City of Sacramento, residents can call 3-1-1.
How to deal with heat and associated emergencies - www.SacramentoReady.org
Air quality information for the region - www.sparetheair.com
Tips for Beating the Heat
Here are some helpful tips to beat the heat this summer:
Drink plenty of water and avoid very cold drinks
Take cool showers to lower your body temperature
Limit your exposure to the sun - stay indoors where it is air-conditioned or go a public place that is air conditioned
Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are the most heat-related illnesses. Warning signs of heat exhaustion include:
Cooling Centers and Heat Tips,
Nausea or vomiting
Warning signs for heat stroke are severe and include:
High body temperature
Absence of sweating and hot red or flushed dry skin
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these severe symptoms,
Immediately call 9-1-1.