Posted on July 3, 2018 in News Releases
WAYS TO BEAT THE RECORD BREAKING HEAT EXPECTED LATER THIS WEEK
PASADENA, Calif.—Now is the time to prepare for what weather officials predict to be record breaking, triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California later in the week. The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates.
Although there are currently No Red Flag Conditions in Pasadena, weather, Red Flag and fire conditions can change rapidly with high heat. Stay in touch on Twitter with the Pasadena Fire Department, @PasadenaFD, www.twitter.com/PasadenaFD for immediate updates. Also, make sure you follow other City Twitter accounts:
Area vegetation and brush remains extremely dry. Pasadena Fire Department Officials urge extra care when using landscaping equipment as sparks from such equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires. Remember to discard cigars, cigarettes and other smoking devices properly; use extra caution with barbecues—always have someone watching both the barbecue and the swimming pool when in use.
Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. Sign up for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages by visiting www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/OMS.
Pasadena Public Safety and Health Officials also offer the following reminders and precautions during hot weather:
Visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov to find other designated cooling centers throughout Los Angeles County.
PASADENA PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
Pasadena-area public swimming pools operated by the City opened June 5 for the summer season Open/recreation swim fees are $1 for children, teens under 18 and seniors $1, and $2.50 for adults. All minors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for hours.
Blair High School Pool, 1201 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 585-2027
Muir High School Pool, 1905 Lincoln Ave. (626) 744-7300
Villa-Parke Pool, 363 E. Villa St. (626) 585-2026
PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY
While not official Cooling Centers, the Pasadena Public Library, www.cityofpasadena.net/Library and other local area public libraries offer an enjoyable, air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great place to catch up on your reading too! Pasadena Public Library locations and hours are noted below. The public library and all other facilities listed below are subject to change so please call first if you want to go there. Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, (626) 744-4066. Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260…