FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM COOLING CENTERS OFFER RELIEF FROM THE HEAT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2014) With this weekend’s high-heat advisory, the City of Anaheim is reminding the community of its 10 cooling centers to help residents beat the heat.
Please call the location nearest you to for hours of operation:
- Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. (714) 765-3373
- Canyon Hills Library, 400 Scout Trail, (714) 974-7360
- 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
During times of extreme heat, make sure to remain hydrated by drinking water, and check often on those family members, neighbors, pets and friends who may be at risk.
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 Anaheim Fire & Rescue reminds residents to be prepared and ready in the event of a fire, or other emergency. Resources and information is available at www.anaheim.net/prepare.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.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 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 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, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.