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DUARTE SENIOR CENTER TO OPEN AS COOLING CENTER JULY 7 & 8 DURING HEATWAVE

DUARTE SENIOR CENTER TO OPEN AS COOLING CENTER JULY 7 & 8 DURING HEATWAVE

 

DUARTE, CA, July 6, 2017 – To provide Duarte residents with relief from the heat over the next two days when temperatures are expected to break triple digits, the Duarte Senior Center facility will remain open to the public from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm Friday, July 7, 2017 through Saturday night July 8th.  The facility, located at 1610 Huntington Drive next to the City pool, will be designated as the City’s official “Cooling Center.”

Services available for Duarte residents utilizing the City’s Cooling Center include open seating in the dining hall, lounge and TV room; restrooms; and drinking fountains. Meals and beverages will not be provided and must be furnished by the patrons visiting the Cooling Center.

If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat.

  • Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.

 

  • Reduce physical activity.

 

  • Wear a wide brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose fitting clothes when you are outdoors.

 

  • Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins.

 

  • Set your air conditioner between 75 to 80.

 

  • If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air-conditioned facility.

 

  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty.  Avoid alcohol.

 

  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.

 

  • Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.

 

The Duarte Branch of the Los Angeles County Library, located at 1301 Buena Vista Street, is the official LA County designated “Cooling Center” for Duarte.  They will be open as well from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.

 

   About the City of Duarte

The City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957. With integrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary public services in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with a commitment to our community’s future. For more information visit www.accessduarte.com or call (626) 357-7931.  Follow the City of Duarte on several social media sites including Twitter @CityofDuarte, Facebook Facebook.com/duartecommunity, Instagram @city_of_duarte and LinkedIn.

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