Heat warning expanded to include all Riverside County cities and surrounding areas as of June 27.
A heat warning for the following cities of Riverside County, including Blythe, Banning, Beaumont, Cabazon, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Idyllwild, Indio, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Mesa Verde, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, North Shore, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Ripley, Riverside, Temecula, Thermal and surrounding areas is in effect as of June 27 and cool centers in the affected areas will be open. Temperatures are expected to remain over 97 degrees for the next seven days. For desert cities and surrounding areas, temperatures are forecast to be above 110 degrees for the next five to seven days.
Individuals susceptible to heat, such as the elderly, families with young children are encouraged to visit a cool center during extended periods of high-heat days. Cool Centers will provide snacks and water, in addition to activities and resource information.
People with the following symptoms should try to remain in a cool place and drink water to prevent
* Weakness or muscle pains
* Nausea and vomiting
For more information or for a list of cool center locations, call (888) 636-8676 or visit www.rivcohealthdata.org. Speech or hearing impaired individuals may call TTY (951) 955-5126. For a list of summer-weather information and health recommendations, visit www.capriverside.org.
The heat advisories and cool centers are services offered by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, County of Riverside Department of Public Health, Riverside County Fire Department, Community Connect – formerly the Volunteer Center of Riverside County and the American Red Cross.