A heat warning remains in effect for the following desert cities of Riverside County, including Blythe, Cabazon, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Mesa Verde, North Shore, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Ripley, Thermal and surrounding areas as of June 28 and cool centers in the affected areas will be open.
Temperatures are expected to remain over 97 degrees for the next seven days.
Individuals susceptible to heat, such as the elderly, families with young children are encouraged to visit a cool center during extended periods of high-heat days.
Cool centers will provide snacks and water, in addition to activities and resource information.
People with the following symptoms should try to remain in a cool place and drink water to prevent dehydration:
- Weakness or muscle pains
- Nausea and vomiting
For more information or for a list of cool center locations, call 888- 636-8676 or visit www.rivcohealthdata.org. Speech or hearing impaired individuals may call TTY 951- 955-5126.
For a list of summer-weather information and health recommendations, visit www.capriverside.org.
The heat advisories and cool centers are services offered by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside County Fire Department, Community Connect – formerly the Volunteer Center of Riverside County, and the American Red Cross.