During a heat event, it is important to take steps to reduce the risk of heat-related illness:

  • Slow Down – Reduce activity during the middle of the day when heat is most intense.

  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing.

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • Escape the heat in areas where air conditioning is available

Public buildings, shopping malls and movie theatres are good places to beat the heat. For a list of cooling centers, follow the links below:

Ventura County Libraries

California State Libraries