According to the National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area, another hot day is forecast for inland locations today with widespread mid 90s to lower 100s.
Find relief from the heat at cooling centers in Santa Clara County, and practice hot weather safety tips to protect yourself from heat illnesses.
Cooling Centers in Santa Clara County (for Sept. 21)
CAMPBELL: Campbell Community Center, Sept. 8-11, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA. Location: Orchard City Banquet Hall Library: http://bit.ly/1FF2RAB Community Center Site Map: http://bit.ly/1MiQQoD
COUNTY LIBRARY LOCATIONS: If you live in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Campbell, Cupertino, or Milpitas, visit a Santa Clara County Library to get out of the heat. Locations: http://www.sccl.org/Locations
SANTA CLARA: During hot weather, specific facilities in the City of Santa Clara are designated as cooling center locations where the public can go to get out of the heat during normal business hours. Following is a list of cooling centers and their hours of operation in the City of Santa Clara. It is recommended that residents call in advance to confirm current facility hours:
Central Park Library (2635 Homesteads Rd.), PH: (408) 615-2900;
City Hall Cafeteria (1500 Warburton Ave.), PH: (408) 615-2220;
Community Recreation Center (969 Kiely Blvd.), (408) 615-3140; and
Senior Center (1303 Fremont St.), PH: (408) 615-3170.
NOTE: The Cooling Center List is compiled from information provided by local government agencies, and may not be comprehensive.
Hot Weather Safety Information
Keep cool and protect yourself with these hot weather safety tips from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department:
- Drink plenty of liquids: Drink water and sports drinks—even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar because they make you lose fluids.
- Limit physical activity: Avoid physical activity during the hottest time of the day—10am-3pm.
- Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked car.
- Stay in air-conditioned areas: Help keep cool by spending time at malls, libraries, movie theatres and community centers.
- Cool off by taking a bath or shower: Cool, plain water baths or moist towels work best. Do not cool children in alcohol baths.
- Wear cool clothing: Lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing can help you keep cool. Cotton clothes are good because they let sweat evaporate.
- Do not bundle babies: Babies do not handle heat well because their sweat glands are not fully developed. Do not put them in blankets or heavy clothing.
- Cover your head: Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella when outdoors because your head absorbs heat easily.
- Wear sunglasses and sunscreen: Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher when outdoors.
- Rest often in shady areas: Find shady places to cool down when outdoors.
- Check on frail or elderly family, friends, or neighbors often.
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Posted: Sept. 21, 2015