The heat warning has been extended as of August 20 for all desert cities in 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.
Cool centers in the affected areas will be open.
Temperatures are expected to remain over 97 degrees for the next seven days.
Vulnerable individuals, such as children and the elderly, are encouraged to visit a cool center during extended periods of high-heat days. Cool centers provide snacks and water, in addition to activities and resource information.
Cool centers are open during the week. Residents should check with their local cool center for weekend hours.
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.
*Contributed by Riverside County Department of Public Health