City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA – With rising summer temperatures, some exceeding high heat index, City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis reminds residents to take precautions against the heat. The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature.
All City Parks, Recreation and Marine Community Centers and Long Beach Public Library locations are available as designated cooling centers during their normal business hours. For more information, visit longbeach.gov/CoolingCenters.
People are encouraged to check on friends, family and neighbors who are home-bound to make sure they are not affected by the heat.
Older adults, those with chronic illnesses, infants and young children are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses. However, anyone can suffer heat illness and should take precautions to reduce the risk of heat-related illness and injury.
Protect Against Heat-Related Illness
Signs of Heat-Related Illness
Get medical help right away if a person’s temperature rises to 103 or above; if a person loses consciousness; if they experience fast, strong pulse; or symptoms last longer than one hour or worsen. In addition to those listed above, signs of heat-related illness include:
Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, at 562.441.3590 or Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov.