Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

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By TwoScoops

I came across the Los Angeles ”Surviving the Heat- Emergency Survival Program 2018" document. It includes their 2018 Cooling Center List.

Is there anything like this for Santa Barbara County?  A heat wave is predicted for next week.
 

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a-1534664247 Jul 22, 2018 01:46 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Dorms at UCSB air-conditioned? Aren't they empty right now? Tall buildings, elevators. Good for senior citizens. Food service in cafeteria. Seniors worked all their lives to pay for schools.

a-1534664247 Jul 21, 2018 04:34 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Make use of hand-held, battery-operated fans and misters. These inexpensive gadgets usually can be found in many stores. They can be life-savers during hot weather, especially if the power goes out. Rub wet washcloths over your wrists, face, and back of neck. For a quicker cool-down, wrap ice cubes in a washcloth or use packs of frozen vegetables or blue cooler packs.

a-1534664247 Jul 21, 2018 08:02 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Those water trucks used by city to water plants, how about using those to attach hoses to "misting stations" along sidewalks, or in grassy areas? Could ocean water be used, instead of tap water? This could be life saving for homeless people, tourists, elderly, children, dogs. Put them in parks, State Street, Milpas, upper State Street. Individual businesses could do this, too. Google search: mist hose attachment, about $34.

a-1534664247 Jul 20, 2018 11:22 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver, when finished 1st in race on very hot day, pulled out of his suit, in the lower front, an ice pack. I looked it up, he was cooling the large arteries leading to the heart and brain. Cooling the groin to cool the blood.

a-1534664247 Jul 20, 2018 08:47 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

RHS, thank you for saying this. Maybe Edhatters should call/email our County Board of Supervisors and ask the question: Das Williams--Phone: (805) 568-2186---E-mail: dwilliams@countyofsb.org. Janet Wolf---Phone: (805) 568-2191---E-mail: jwolf@countyofsb.org. Joan Hartmann----Phone: (805) 568-2192...E-mail: jhartmann@countyofsb.org----Peter Adam--(805) 737-7700. E-mail: peter.adam@countyofsb.org. Steve Lavagnino--(805) 346-8400E-mail: steve.lavagnino@countyofsb.org

RHS Jul 20, 2018 08:39 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Incredible that not one of these responses addresses the question. Is there a list of cooling centers in this area? People without shelter (homeless) and others living in poorly insulated housing might need to get some respite in such places. The high heat (and the predicted heat is generally at the airport which is much lower than downtown) are in peril in such conditions. IS THERE A LIST AND CAN WE POST IT ON SITES SUCH AS THIS TO BE OF HELP?

RHS Jul 20, 2018 09:49 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

People have not always "chosen" to live in the bushes. What arrogance to suggest that so many are simply paying the price of their indulgence. Some were not equipped emotionally and/or mentally to compete, some suffered illness or natural disaster that devastated their resources, some never had work or jobs that allowed them to "get ahead" much less save significant amounts. People who had low income jobs and paid social security get an income that doesn't cover much. They may have shelter but can be driven out by heat as they become more sensitive to such extremes. They don't go to the beach to swim it off. A little empathy is not going to undercut the bona fides of you tough folks who are self made and therefore "more deserving." Loosen up.

a-1534664247 Jul 20, 2018 06:48 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Heat wave next week will be high risk for entire population due to long duration heat, with little to no relief overnight. Have a cooler with ice in it, in case power goes out, you'll have chilled water. You won't want to keep opening and closing refrigerator door. Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day __even if you aren’t thirsty__.

a-1534664247 Jul 20, 2018 06:02 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

****Heat Exhaustion-- inability to sweat enough to cool yourself. Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting as well as cold, clammy, pale, red or flushed skin. A marked body temperature rise will not occur. ****First Aid: Remove the victim from the heat. Lay the victim down and loosen the clothing. Apply cold compresses and cool the body by fanning the victim or placing the victim in a cool environment. Consult a physician if vomiting continues. **** Heatstroke-- occurs when the body stops sweating but the body temperature continues to rise. Symptoms include visual disturbances, headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion and, as the condition progresses, delirium or unconsciousness. The skin will be hot, dry, red or flushed even under the armpits. This condition is a severe medical emergency that could be fatal. ****First Aid: Consult a physician immediately or call 9-1-1. Remove clothing and place victim in a cool environment, sponge the body with cool water or place the victim in a cool bath. Continue the process until temperature decreases. DO NOT PROVIDE FLUIDS to an unconscious victim.

a-1534664247 Jul 20, 2018 05:23 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Dr. Daniel Swain.Verified account @Weather_West. "...many/most folks on the coastal plain in SoCal do *not* have air conditioning! The most recent heatwave was very problematic partly for this reason, as it brought extremely hot temperatures directly into the coastal strip where folks don't have active cooling."

a-1534664247 Jul 19, 2018 04:59 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

This website is used by county, has webcams, and if you scroll way way down, you'll see forecast. This data is current, and changes each day. Know the facts: http://www.rntl.net/santabarbaracountyfirecams.htm

a-1534664247 Jul 19, 2018 04:56 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.4445&lon=-119.761 . Weather for 93110 (Hope Ranch): Monday--Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Monday Night--Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Tuesday--Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Tuesday Night--Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Wednesday--Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

ZeroHawk Jul 19, 2018 04:26 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

hm....national weather service forcast for SB shows 1 day at a high of 87f (Tuesday)....not sure that would be a massive heat wave...just one hot day at the end of July...which is normally when we see heat. The rest of the week is low to mid 80s with a breeze. Go to the beach and stick your toes in the water....or cruise from one store to the next with AC

a-1534664247 Jul 20, 2018 08:53 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

"national weather service forcast for SB shows 1 day at a high ..." No, it doesn't. "The rest of the week is low to mid 80s with a breeze" This is completely incorrect. Maybe you're looking at the wrong city, or the wrong country, or even the wrong planet.

Potif Jul 19, 2018 10:07 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

The sun causes me problems, so I would have to cover up completely to go to the beach. Not a very cooling experience for me on the pier, on the beach, or in the water. And, since the sun reflects off the water, and doubles the 'fun' of the sun, it's really not a good thing for me or those like me... Unfortunately!

Yeti Jul 19, 2018 02:08 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Sorry bubba, but I said "The pacific ocean" not parked on a pier of creosote soaked timbers, ABOVE the Pacific Ocean. The water is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Go for a swim and cool down a little bit. Maybe it will wash away the grumpiness.

a-1534664247 Jul 19, 2018 01:39 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Libraries, County or City Buildings, Movies, Restaurants (some are NOT air conditioned, check before), Senior Citizen Centers, Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, Hardware Stores, Nordstrom (Cafe), UCSB gym. Ask your dentist, or doctor, if you can sit in the waiting room, County Supervisors Meeting Room.

a-1534664247 Jul 19, 2018 01:26 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

This is one reason I wish we had a real indoor shopping mall. I have a medical condition that can be triggered by high heat. When we were in another country a few years ago, we cancelled plans during an extreme heat wave and spent an afternoon wandering around an indoor mall. Here, I've gone to the market, sat in coffee shops, and gone to the movies by myself to avoid the heat.

TWOSCOOPS Jul 19, 2018 12:33 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Produced by The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region Visitor Center and Visit Santa Barbara, the list of discounted hotels: https://santabarbaraca.com/content/uploads/2018/03/Storm-Evacuee-Hotel-Rate-List_Updated-2.28.18.pdf

a-1534664247 Jul 19, 2018 12:02 PM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

If you are planning to stay cool with the help of your car air-conditioner, while driving around, please remember to have a full tank of gas. The whole state of California will have a heat wave next week, and it is likely there were be power problems. You can't get gas (or groceries, for that matter) if the electricity is off. Gas up now, get groceries now.

a-1534664247 Jul 19, 2018 11:58 AM
Does Santa Barbara County Have a Cooling Center List?

Somebody made a very nice list of hotels that were offering discounts for evacuees during the Thomas Fire, and 1/9 Debris Flow. Could that same nice person put together a list of cooling centers, and some important senior citizen information? Prevention of heat illnesses will help _not overload_ Cottage Hospital.

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