(KGTV) -- There is already some solace for seniors and disabled San Diegans seeking relief from the heat this summer. They're called "Cool Zones."
The Cool Zones program , initiated by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, has established a network of more than 115 Cool Zone sites. Cool Zones are designated, air-conditioned buildings, identified by a Polar Bear Cool Zone logo.
To find the Cool Zones site nearest you, click here to search an interactive map. All you have to do is enter your address and a list of the closest sites will show up. You can also see the full list here .
For further assistance call 1-800-510-2020 and press 6 to reach the Cool Zone Helpline.
Low-income, homebound seniors and persons with disabilities can request a free electric fan if they are unable to travel to a Cool Zone site.
Tips to beat the heat
- Stay indoors as much as possible. If air conditioning is not being used, stay on the lowest floor
- Keep shades down and blinds closed, but windows slightly open
- Drink more fluids than usual even if you do not feel thirsty
- Avoid using the oven
- Take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath
- Never leave children or pets inside vehicles at any time, even with the windows cracked.