The first heatwave of the summer is just about here as triple-digit temperatures are expected over the next few days.
Kern Public Health has some advice on how to stay cool and safe as summer officially begins on Thursday.
- Drink plenty of water, even when you aren’t thirsty and hold off on alcohol until things cool down.
- Try to limit outdoor activities.
- Regularly check on your elders or friends who live alone.
- Do not leave kids, seniors or pets inside a parked car. Public health says it takes just 10 minutes for the heat to become deadly.
- If you feel a strong, fast pulse, or start feeling confused suddenly, get to a doctor immediately.
On Wednesday, the county will open a cooling center at 800 Walnut Drive in Arvin. It will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cooling centers in Kern County will be open on days where the temperature is forecast to be 105 degrees.