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City of Santa Ana
Tuesday October 24th, 2017 :: 05:44 p.m. PDT
Advisory

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect through Wednesday 10/25 at 8:00PM

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which will be in effect through Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:00PM.

Temperatures in most inland Orange County and surrounding mountain communities are expected to reach high temperatures, between 101° and 108°, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are more sensitive to heat. Slightly lower temperatures are expected on Wednesday.

Prolonged exposure to excessive temperatures may cause serious conditions like heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can even be fatal. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness. Warning signs of heat stroke may include an extremely high body temperature, unconsciousness, confusion, hot and dry skin (no sweating), a rapid, strong pulse, and a throbbing headache. If symptoms of heat stroke occur, immediately call for medical assistance. Move the impacted person to a shady area and begin cooling their body with water.

Recommended precautions to prevent heat related illnesses include:
• Drink plenty of water; don’t wait until you are thirsty.
• Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
• Stay out of the sun if possible, and when in the sun wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use sunscreen.
• Avoid strenuous activities if you are outside or in non-air conditioned buildings. If you are working outdoors, take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area.
• Never leave children, elderly people or pets unattended in closed cars or other vehicles.
• Check on those who are at high risk to make sure they are staying cool – including seniors who live alone, people with heart or lung disease, and young children.
• Stay cool indoors. If your home is not air conditioned, visit public facilities such as shopping malls and libraries to stay cool.

Below is a list of City facilities that serve as cooling centers:
SANTA ANA PUBLIC LIBRARY – MAIN BRANCH
26 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-647-5250
Monday-Thursday: 10am to 9pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: noon-4:00pm

SALGADO COMMUNITY CENTER
706 N Newhope Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703
714-571-4267
Monday-Friday: 10am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

SOUTHWEST SENIOR CENTER
2201 W McFadden Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-647-5306
Monday-Thursday: 8am to 9pm
Friday-8am to 6pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

GARFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER
501 N Lacy Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-571-4288
Monday-Thursday: 12pm to 8pm
Friday: 1pm to 6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

NEWHOPE LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER
122 N Newhope Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703
714-647-6992
Monday-Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Friday and Sunday: Closed

EL SALVADOR COMMUNITY CENTER
1825 W Civic Center Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92703
714-647-6558
Monday-Friday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

SANTA ANA SENIOR CENTER
424 W 3rd Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-647-6540
Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

JEROME COMMUNITY CENTER
726 S Center Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-647-6559
Monday-Friday: 8am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Sunday: Closed

For more information on heat related illnesses, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/

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Address/Location
City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-647-5200

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