Community Action Partnership
Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is coordinating Cool Centers to provide drop-in sites for vulnerable
individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the heat. Cool Centers will open to the public,
in affected areas, when the Riverside County Department of Public Health issues a “Heat Warning”. Watch or listen for the
“Heat Warning” on your television, radio, and local newspaper
Keep Cool! Protect Your Health When It’s Hot!
- Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
- Slow down—rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
- Never leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle. Keep shaded areas with fresh water for outdoor animals.
- Turn on your air conditioner.
- Check on friends and neighbors who are elderly, have medical conditions, or are at higher risk for problems when it is very hot.
- If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open, and visit a cool center.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- When it is hotter than 90˚visit a friend that has air conditioning in their home or some place cool like a mall, a library or a senior center.
You are also at risk if you have certain medical conditions, take medication for high blood pressure, have a mental health condition, have been using drugs or alcohol, or have had a previous heat-related illness.
For Cool Center locations, hours and tips on how to protect yourself from heat related illnesses, please call:
Summer Energy Crisis Hotlines
1 (888) 636-8676 / TTY or (951) 955-5126 or 2-1-1
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
EMERGENCIES CALL 911