A heat warning has been expanded for most cities in Riverside County.
Those cities include: Blythe, Banning, Beaumont, Cabazon, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indio, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Mesa Verde, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, North Shore, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Ripley, Riverside, Temecula, Thermal and surrounding areas.
Cool centers in the affected areas will be open.
Temperatures are expected to remain over 97 degrees through Wednesday.
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 and 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
Heat warnings are issued by the Department of Public Health when temperatures above 97 degrees are forecast for three or more consecutive days. When heat warnings are issued, ool centers will be opened to everyone, especially seniors, low-income individuals and families.
Residency is not a requirement to visit a particular cool center. Cool centers are located throughout Riverside County and can provide water, snacks and information about transportation and resources.
To learn more, call 888-636-8676 or visit www.rivcohealthdata.org.
*Contributed by Riverside County Department of Public Health