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Skid Row Cooling Resources Provides Relief to Heat Crisis on Skid Row

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Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2021 –(PR.com)– The Skid Row Cooling Resources Coalition announces operation of 4 outdoor cooling centers in Skid Row to protect vulnerable residents, many of whom are unhoused and living in spaces with inadequate air conditioning, from the brutal impacts of historic heat. Heat is felt exponentially in urban areas like DTLA where the built environment holds and magnifies heat that continues to radiate from concrete even at night.

Skid Row Cooling Resources offers relief via misting canopies and distribution of drinking water, hydrating beverages, ice and sunscreen. Working with partners that include the City of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Office, Council District 14 and LADWP, Skid Row Cooling Resources is introducing a dual use of fire hydrants that are attached to a mechanism that sends water to both the filtered water bar for drinking and to pipes in a canopy to provide cooling mist. The centers are…

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