Over the next couple of days, 90-plus-degree heat is expected in South Pasadena. The City of South Pasadena has posted these tips for staying cool:
• Avoid direct sunlight from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the 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 sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun • Don’t forget about your pets: they need plenty of water and shade.
Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.
Cooling Centers in Town
You can also take refuge at the following locations: South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley St. They can be reached at (626) 403-7360. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley St. They can be reached at (626) 403-7340. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.