LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Cooling centers will be open this weekend in the Los Angeles area as the region braces for possible triple-digit heat.
The centers provide residents who lack air conditioning at home with relief from the heat, free of charge.
The county's cooling centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will operate in compliance with physical distancing and other COVID-19 safety criteria.
The following three county-operated cooling center locations were selected based on heat forecasts provided by the National Weather Service and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines:
-- Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.;
-- Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch; and
-- Quartz Hill Library, 5040 W. Avenue M-2.
More locations may be added or hours extended based on weather conditions, according to the county's Joint Information Center. To obtain a current list of the county's cooling centers or to view a map of the sites, go to ready.lacounty.gov/heat or dial 211.
The city of Los Angeles also plans to open cooling centers from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the:
-- Canoga Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., 818-340-2633;
-- Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., 818-386- 9674; and
-- Slauson Multipurpose Center, 5306 S. Compton Ave., 323-233-1174.
City officials said people are encouraged to call ahead to see if space is available. More information on the city's cooling centers can be found at emergency.lacity.org/heat.