What to do to prepare for extreme heat?
1. NotifyLA Emergency Alerts — Sign up to receive possibly life-saving alerts to help you prepare and respond to any emergency! (Phone, Email, or Text)
2. Climate Tool Kit — Multiple tool kits are available for you and your community to become more resilient:
- Plant Free Trees in your Neighborhood– Request a free tree from City Plants for your home or neighborhood! Increasing tree canopy helps lower temperatures and improves air quality!
- Install Solar Power Where You Live — solar can help you increase your energy resiliency by avoiding blackouts!
- Monitor & Improve Air Quality in Your Neighborhood and Household– download SCAQMD’s mobile air quality app to get daily AQ readings. This can help you reduce your exposure to toxins by avoiding outdoor activities on poor AQ days!
3. LADWP Rebates and Programs — Are you a renter, homeowner, or business owner? Need help paying your utility bills? Want to make home improvements or upgrade your appliances to lower your energy costs?
How to cool off when it’s too hot?
1. Cool Spots LA – Search for nearby cooling methods near you by entering your zip code on an interactive map. This map will identify pools, water features, parks & recreational sites, and libraries near you!
2. Beat the Heat Resources – The City of LA has put together a list of resources including locating your nearest cooling center, transportation options, free hydration stations, public pools, and general tips to stay cool!
3. The Refresh Spot – “Oasis in Skid Row,” offers the community access to showers, restrooms, laundry, drinking water, a little library, phone charging, WiFi connectivity, and additional resources.
Doing your part to help the neighborhood.
1. Hydration Station Initiative Program – Do you own a park, commercial buildings or any other public facility? You may qualify for up to $5000 to install or refurbish a water fountain!