ALERT: The Palmdale City Library will be closed for the Monday Labor Day holiday. The Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38350 Sierra Highway adjacent to the library, will serve as a designated cooling center on Monday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chimbole Cultural Center
38350 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
Monday, September 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Palmdale City Library
700 E Palmdale Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93550
Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Protecting Yourself During Extreme Heat
People living in Antelope Valley are no strangers to high temperatures and heat during the summer months. Residents should be aware of how to deal with extreme heat. Humans have a line of defense in dealing with summer heat: sweating. As heat rises and hydration is not efficient, the evaporation of sweat, which cools your body down, can’t happen as fast, and your body can’t cool itself as quickly. When our bodies can’t cool themselves fast enough, body temperature, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke can occur.
People living in or visiting Palmdale should pay attention to the “Heat Index.” This was created to help individuals realize just how hot it is and what the effect of some atmospheric conditions such as dew point and humidity could have on the body. The heat index will tell you “how hot it feels.”
- Know the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and Take Action
- Some factors that might increase your risk of developing a heat-related illness include:
Every year, people die across the country due to heat-related illness, know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take action to stay safe.
Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, happen when the body is not able to properly cool itself. While the body normally cools itself by sweating, during extreme heat, this might not be enough. In these cases, a person’s body temperature rises faster than it can cool itself down. This can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs.
- High levels of Humidity
- Heart Disease
- Mental Illness
- Poor Circultion
- Alcohol use
- Prescription Drug Use