Heat Wave Through Saturday Night

The National Weather Service and gov.ca have issued a heat advisory through Saturday, July 6, 9 p.m. for Orange County areas, with forecast temperatures ranging from 88 to 96 degrees, and the South Coast AQMD has issued an air quality alert for the South Coast Air Basin during this time.

Where and How to Cool Down

If you need a break from the heat, cooling centers in the community will be available during posted hours at the Village Library, Village Greens, Performing Arts Center, Clubhouse 4 lounge, Clubhouse 5 and Clubhouse 6. Contact each clubhouse office for extended hours, as facilities may be open later due to scheduled events, with the exception of the Clubhouse 4 lounge. Click here to view/download facility hours and telephone numbers.

Click here for a list of cooling centers throughout Orange County

Avoid Heat-Related Illness

  • Remain hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, even when not thirsty; drink sports drinks (in moderation with water) to help replace electrolytes lost during exercise. Avoid sugary, alcoholic, and very cold drinks. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Keep outdoor activity short. Try to stay covered and cool in a shaded area if you can.
  • Avoid using your oven or stovetop. Eat cold dishes, salads, sandwiches, fruit, etc.
  • Check the forecast. Always know what to expect from the weather so you can dress appropriately and plan your day accordingly. Plans should allow for an easy escape from the outdoors when heat becomes extreme.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light clothing.
  • Don’t forget pet care. Provide plentiful water at home and on the go during drives and walks Never leave pets in your car.
  • Do not rely exclusively on indoor fans. If you do not have air conditioning, seek activities inside air-conditioned buildings or at cooling centers.
  • Call 9-1-1 if you experience throbbing headache, dizziness and light-headedness; lack of sweating; red, hot and dry skin; muscle weakness or cramps; nausea and vomiting; rapid heartbeat; rapid or shallow breathing; confusion, disorientation or staggering; or seizures.
  • For more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about avoiding heat-related illness, visit cdc.gov/extreme-heat/prevention.

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