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Cooling Center Now OPEN!!!

The National Weather Service and Riverside County Operational Area has put into affect a Heat Advisory to start immediately and go through Tuesday 6/27, or until further notice!!

The City of Hemet would like to extend a warm "Thank You" to Valley Wide Recreation and Parks District  for opening up their doors as a cooling center.

The "Simpson Center" is located at 305 E. Devonshire Hemet, CA 92563 and will be open 6/19 From 12:30PM - 7:00PM. Monday through Thursday hours will be 12:30PM - 7:00PM

Additionally, more information will be made available through our NextDoor and Facebook community pages, as well as, Press Enterprise Media Advisories.

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305 E. Devonshire
Hemet, CA 92543
(951) 929-5607

*** City Prepared for HEAT STORM - Encouraging Citizens to be Aware ***

HEMET, CA - Hemet City Officials are encouraging residents and businesses to take precautionary measures in preparation of the recent HEAT WAVES in the area. 

SCE Heat Update Notice:

Dear Government Official,

Please be advised that SCE is closely monitoring the elevated temperatures today. The current heatwave is causing stress to infrastructure and equipment used to deliver electricity to customers.  SCE continues to emphasize that conservation is key and that we are working closely with state authorities to respond to this heat wave, but customers are key in helping ease the burden on the system, especially during peak times.  That's why it's important that customers are reminded that conserving electricity in homes and businesses is critical during heatwave condition to help minimize interruption of electric service.   Every little bit helps.

SCE continues to review maintenance outages on a case by case basis and are considering factors such as the public safety and reliability needs. Today, (Tuesday) SCE has cancelled dozens of these outages that would have impacted approximately 4,900 customers. We do plan to go ahead with important maintenance outages that will affect approximately 800 customers across the SCE territory.  SCE understands that these outages can be difficult on our customers; however, we will be conducting only those that absolutely have to be done for the safety of the public, or to prevent other potentially longer outages that could impact many more customers. 

SCE has been rotating crews who served on 24-hour duty, working around-the-clock to restore power to customers and this morning they are being relieved by new crew members.  In addition, SCE has increased crews ready for deployment, as we know that several days in a row of these high temperatures can strain the system particularly during peak times in the afternoon and evening hours.  SCE repair crews will focus on restoring electric service to customers who have experienced electric service interruption the longest during the heatwave conditions. 


Marissa Castro-Salvati
Government Affairs Representative
SCE Local Public Affairs
(310) 729-7871

Heat Wave Safety - Be Informed

Responding Appropriately During a Heat Wave

  • Listen to a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

Caregiving – How to Treat Heat-Related Illnesses

During heat waves people are susceptible to three heat-related conditions. Here’s how to recognize and respond to them. 

Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen. Heat cramps are often an early sign that the body is having trouble with the heat.

  • Get the person to a cooler place and have him or her rest in a comfortable position. Lightly stretch the affected muscle and gently massage the area.
  • Give an electrolyte-containing fluid, such as a commercial sports drink, fruit juice or milk. Water may also be given. Do not give the person salt tablets. 
Heat exhaustion is a more severe condition than heat cramps. Heat exhaustion often affects athletes, firefighters, construction workers and factory workers. It also affects those wearing heavy clothing in a hot, humid environment.
  • Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion.
  • Move the person to a cooler environment with circulating air. Remove or loosen as much clothing as possible and apply cool, wet cloths or towels to the skin. Fanning or spraying the person with water also can help. If the person is conscious, give small amounts of a cool fluid such as a commercial sports drink or fruit juice to restore fluids and electrolytes. Milk or water may also be given. Give about 4 ounces of fluid every 15 minutes. 
  • If the person’s condition does not improve or if he or she refuses water, has a change in consciousness, or vomits, call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition that usually occurs by ignoring the signals of heat exhaustion. Heat stroke develops when the body systems are overwhelmed by heat and begin to stop functioning. 
  • Signs of heat stroke include extremely high body temperature, red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; confusion; vomiting; and seizures.
  • Heat stroke is life-threatening. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
  • Preferred method: Rapidly cool the body by immersing the person up to the neck in cold water, if possible OR douse or spray the person with cold water.
  • Sponge the person with ice water-doused towels over the entire body, frequently rotating the cold, wet towels.
  • Cover the person with bags of ice.
  • If you are not able to measure and monitor the person’s temperature, apply rapid cooling methods for 20 minutes or until the person’s condition improves.

* Above heat safety information provided by the Red Cross - More Details