MALIBU—The city of Malibu will provide emergency cooling centers to help citizens keep cool during this week’s heatwave.
According to the National Weather Service, the sea-side community will face higher-than –normal temperatures ranging in the high 80s. In addition to heat advisories in place until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, the city of Malibu has high surf advisories that will last until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Establishments in Malibu, including the Michael Landon Community Center located at 24250 Pacific Coast Highway and City Hall at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, will serve as shelters from the increasing heat. According to the city’s website, the designated cooling centers will provide an air-conditioned rest area with water and ice packs available for use.
A Malibu city official told the Canyon News that anyone is allowed to use the cooling centers. While the temperatures by the beach are not as high as those by the canyons, the centers will cater to residents who may not have air conditioning, the official said.
“People are welcome to hang out (at the facilities) without anyone harassing them,” a Malibu city official told the Canyon News. “It’s a safe place for people to come in.”