Ways to stay cool in the Summer Heat
The central valley is hot in the summer. Did you know that each year there are usually between
15 - 20 days that are 100 degrees or hotter? Special cooling centers are only opened during specific heat emergencies, but there are many ideas on how to stay cool on hot summer days.
- Visit a friend or relative who has air conditioning
- Go to shopping mall
- Visit a library
- Go to a public building
- Visit your local community center
- Take a cool shower
- List of Cooling Zones
Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Remember to drink plenty of water and to avoid caffeine and alcohol. Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home. Wear appropriate clothing if you must be outdoors and use sunscreen.