Stay Cool – Find Your Local Cooling Center in LA County
Cooling centers are free, indoor air-conditioned locations where you can keep cool when there are extreme heat weather conditions. Click here to view a map of operational Cooling Centers nearest you or dial 211 for LA County cooling center information.
Tips on Staying Healthy In the Heat
- Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.
- Wear Protective Clothing: If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.
- Avoid Hot Cars: Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.
- Monitor your Health: Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: high body temperature, vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.
- Check on Others: Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and children, and those who live alone.
- Mask Wearing: If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purposes.
- Keep pets indoors – heat also affects your pets, keep them indoors or if they will be outside, make sure they have plenty of water and a shaded area to help them keep cool.
- Never leave a pet alone in a vehicle, even with the windows cracked or open. Pets should also not be left in a garage, since garages can get very hot due to a lack of ventilation and insulation. Click here to download pet safety tips during extreme heat, brought to you by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.
- Prepare an Emergency Preparedness Plan: Visit your power company’s website or contact them by phone to determine if you are scheduled for a rolling power outage.
Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
Power outages may occur when there is extreme heat.
Click on this link to review safety tips for power outages, or by speaking to a Community Resource Advisor now by dialing 2-1-1.
Southern California Edison may need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event when there are potentially dangerous weather conditions in fire-prone areas. During these events, your Southern California may proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires.
Get notified about PSPS events and other outages near you.
Sign up or update your contact information to receive emails, texts, or phone calls about PSPS events and other outages in your area.
ZIP Code Alerts
If you do not have an SCE account, you can use a ZIP code to receive PSPS alerts via email, text, or voice call. These alerts are helpful when you want to stay informed about a location where you are not a customer. Please note you will be alerted about all PSPS events impacting the ZIP code you signed up for. Standard message and data rates apply.
Text Alerts: To sign up zip code text alerts, text "ENROLL" 28954.
Voice Alerts: To sign up for zip code voice alerts, call 1-855-549-3800.
Email Alerts: To sign up for zip code email alerts, click here.
Medical Baseline Program: Get Help If You Use Medical Equipment
If you or someone in your household requires the regular use of electrically powered medical equipment or other qualifying medical devices, you may be eligible for our Medical Baseline Allowance program. This program provides an additional 16.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per day. Provided at the lowest baseline rate, this helps offset the cost of operating the medical equipment.
Dial 2-1-1 to learn more about the Medical Baseline Program or click here to review the program brochure.