Monterey Park Opens ‘Cooling Center’ During Heat Wave

By EGP Staff Report

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 90s this weekend, the city of Monterey Park has announced it will open the Langley Senior Center Saturday and Sunday (March 13-15) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a community cooling center.

People of all ages are encouraged to go to the air-conditioned center to escape the heat and utilize the drinking water and restroom facilities.

The high temperatures are especially dangerous for the elderly and the very  young.

Heat stress can be a real danger to many people. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people who are a greater risk for heat related illness are…

– Infants and young children

– People aged 65 or older

– People who have a mental illness

– Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure

Other cooling centers may be available to Monterey Park residents. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health also provides a list of other nearby community cooling centers on their website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/index.htm .

The city also reminded residents to never  leave anyone, adults or children, or pets in a closed, parked vehicle. The temperature in a car can go over 100 degrees in less than 5 minutes.

Langley Senior Center is located at 400 W. Emerson Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754, at the corner of Emerson and Ynez Avenues. For more information contact the center at (626) 307-1395.

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