With temperatures expected to be in the 100s over the next few days, the City of Diamond Bar would like to remind everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat.
If you or someone you know is in need of a break from the heat, the Diamond Bar Library is available to the public as a designated cooling center. Located at 21800 Copley Drive, the Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact the Library at 909-861-4975 to ensure space is available.
Safety tips that will help you protect yourself and stay safe in the hot weather:
- Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning 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.
- Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning.
- 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.
- Insulate your home by installing weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the cool air inside.
Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.
Additional Information -
County of Los Angeles Library - Cooling Centers
County of Los Angeles Public Health Department