Anaheim Cooling Centers Offer Relief from the Heat
ANAHEIM, Calif. — (Sept. 8, 2015) With this week’s high-heat advisory, the City of Anaheim is reminding the community of its 10 cooling centers to help residents beat the heat in the coming days.
Please call the location nearest you for hours of operation:
Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. (714) 765-3373
Canyon Hills Library, 400 Scout Trail, (714) 765-6444
Central Branch Library, 500 W. Broadway, (714) 765-1880
Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center St. (714) 765-4500
East Anaheim Library, 8201 Santa Ana Canyon, (714) 765-3887
Euclid Branch Library, 1340 S. Euclid, (714) 765-3625
Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W. Broadway, (714) 765-5075
Ponderosa Joint Use Library, 240 E. Orangewood Ave., (714) 740-0202
Sunkist Branch Library, 901 S. Sunkist, (714) 765-3576
West Anaheim Youth Center, 320 S. Beach Blvd., (714) 765-6400
The best defense against heat-related illnesses is prevention. During times of extreme heat, remain hydrated, limit activities, and remember to check on family, neighbors and friends who may be at risk. Also, never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are open.
High temperatures increase the risk of heat related illnesses. The Orange County Health Care Agency advises that prolonged exposure to excessive temperatures may cause serious conditions such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can even be fatal. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness. Warning signs of heat stroke may include an extremely high body temperature, unconsciousness, confusion, hot and dry skin (no sweating), a rapid, strong pulse, and a throbbing headache. If symptoms of heat stroke occur, immediately call for medical assistance. Move the person to a shady area and begin cooling their body with water.
September is National Preparedness Month, and in just a couple weeks Anaheim Fire & Rescue will launch a month-long campaign to highlight information on how to be prepared and ready in the event of an emergency. Resources and information are available at Anaheim.net/fire.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM -The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.