Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

Santa Ana Heat Wave

City of Santa Ana


Orange County is currently experiencing hot weather with some areas reporting temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. Over the next several days temperatures in Santa Ana are expected to peak near 95 degrees. These temperatures combined with the usually high humidity can present a health hazard to the elderly or sick.

The City of Santa Ana continues to offer nine cooling center facilities where people may go to enjoy air-conditioned comfort during a heat emergency. The facilities do not provide any extra services such as food, water or medical services. The cooling centers are open to the public during regular business hours.

Below is a list of Santa Ana Cooling Centers:

  • Central Branch Library
    26 Civic Center Plaza
    Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Monday-Thursday: 10am to 9pm
    Friday-Saturday: 10am to 6pm
    Sunday: Closed
    No Pets
  • Newhope Library Learning Center
    122 North Newhope St.
    Santa Ana, CA 92703
    Monday-Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
    Saturday: 10am to 5pm
    Friday and Sunday: Closed
    No Pets
  • Salgado Community Center
    706 N. Newhope Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92703
    Monday-Friday: 10am to 9:00pm
    Saturday: 9am to 4pm
    Sunday: Closed
    No Pets
  • El Salvador Community Center
    1825 W. Civic Center Drive
    Santa Ana, CA 92703
    Monday-Friday: 8am to 7pm
    Saturday-Sunday: closed
    No Pets
  • Southwest Senior Center
    2201 W. McFadden Avenue
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    Monday-Thursday: 8am to 9pm
    Friday-8am to 6pm
    Saturday-Sunday: closed
    No Pets
  • Santa Ana Senior Center
    424 W. 3rd Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
    Saturday-Sunday: closed
    No Pets
  • Santa Anita Community Center
    300 S. Figueroa Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92703
    Monday-Thursday: 1pm to 8pm
    Friday: 1pm to 6:00pm
    Sat-Sunday: 9am-12pm
    No Pets
  • Jerome Center
    726 S. Center Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    Monday-Friday: 8am to 9pm
    Saturday: 9am to 2pm
    Sunday: Closed
    No Pets
  • Garfield Community Center
    501 North Lacy Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Monday-Thursday: 12pm to 8pm
    Friday: 1pm to 6:00pm
    Sat-Sunday: Closed
    No Pets

Prolonged exposure to excessive temperatures may cause serious conditions like heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can even be fatal. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness.

Warning signs of heat stroke may include an extremely high body temperature, unconsciousness, confusion, hot and dry skin (no sweating), a rapid, strong pulse, and a throbbing headache. If symptoms of heat stroke occur, immediately call for medical assistance. Move the person to a shady area and begin cooling their body with water.

Recommended precautions to prevent heat related illnesses include:

• Drink plenty of water; don’t wait until you are thirsty.

• Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.

• Stay out of the sun if possible, and when in the sun wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use sunscreen.

• Avoid strenuous activities if you are outside or in non-air conditioned buildings. If you are working outdoors, take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area.

• Never leave children, elderly people or pets unattended in closed cars or other vehicles.

• Check on those who are at high risk to make sure they are staying cool – including seniors who live alone, people with heart or lung disease, and young children.

• Stay cool indoors – if your home is not air conditioned, visit public facilities such as shopping malls and libraries to stay cool.


By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

3 thoughts on “The City of Santa Ana offers nine cooling centers to help beat the heat”
  1. Come on guys, this is not HOT!!

    Hot is when you checkout the SPOONS Santa ana Facebook page (yes you heard me right), Spoons where we used to get burgers.

    Aparantly (and evidenced by the photos) P. David Benavides likes to party there too. With women looking younger then our own children. He was smart enogh this time around not to “STAR” in the photos. but nobody can miss that Windows Peak he sports.

    Imagine what kind of horn dog, runs with twenty year olds, No wonder he is no longer married.


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