WEST HOLLYWOOD—On July 19, the City of West Hollywood will be providing a cooling center at Plummer Park Community Center Senior Lounge from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The cooling center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, will provide relief from the heat and humidity. The center is a space for quiet activities. Visitors are encouraged to bring books and board games. This is the second time since the beginning of July that West Hollywood has opened its cooling center to the public.
Temperatures for July 19 are predicted to peak around 90 degrees, and drop only slightly, with humidity at 40 percent. The much-needed rainfall from Tropical Storm Dolores provided Southern California brought high humidity with it. The humidity, combined with the region’s high temperatures, can be very dangerous to the young, the elderly, and others susceptible to heat fatigue.
Los Angeles, which already had record high temperatures back in March, is at severe heat risk throughout the summer. According to the Weather Channel’s forecast, in the week of July 20, Los Angeles will be slightly cooler than the rest of the country. By the following weekend, however, temperatures are expected to pick back up.
For more information about West Hollywood’s Cooling Center, visit their website or call (323) 848-6308.