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City of Palmdale Announces Cooling Center Locations in Anticipation of Excessive Heat Warning


PALMDALE, CA – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Palmdale from 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 through 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Dangerously hot conditions are anticipated, with temperatures up to 106 degrees expected. The City of Palmdale opens its designated cooling centers when temperatures reach 100 degrees.

The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E Palmdale Blvd., is open to people of all ages. The Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Library’s phone number is 661/267-5600.

Seniors 55 and older may also use Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 930 E Ave. Q-9, as an additional cooling center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Legacy Commons can be reached at 661/267-5904.

Extreme heat can significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Residents should monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on weather conditions.

Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles. This is especially true during warm or hot weather, when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

For additional information, visit www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov/ExtremeHeat or ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ or call 2-1-1 to locate your nearest LA County designated cooling center.

Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may also call 2-1-1 for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.

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