Southern California

Cooling Centers Open as Sweltering Heat Hits

Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s by the end of the week.

With a Southern California heat wave expected to push temperatures into the 90s by the end of the week, officials have opened cooling centers across Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Though emergency cooling centers have not been opened in Los Angeles as of Wednesday evening, dozens of cooling centers operate across Southern California year-round.

The majority of cooling centers are city facilities such as libraries, community centers and senior centers that are open during regular business hours, though hours may be extended in the event of extreme heat, officials said.

People planning to visit cooling centers are advised to call ahead to ensure that there is still room available. If a cooling center is closed, Los Angeles residents can find another one by calling 311, or 211 for LA County.

All LA County libraries will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Below is a list of cooling centers currently available in Los Angeles County and Anaheim.

For further information about days and hours of operation, please contact the cooling centers directly.

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