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Cooling Centers Open As Triple-Digit Heat Hits Sacramento

  

5:05 p.m. - As triple-digit heat hits Sacramento County this week, community organizations are preparing "cooling centers" for people seeking relief.

While this week’s temperatures are not forecast to meet the thresholds for opening official cooling stations, Sacramento County will provide support for organizations with cooling centers.

Steven Cantelme is the director of Sacramento County Emergency Services.

"We’re working with our faith-based organizations to help support them, so when they open up their cooling centers or their facilities to allow people to cool off, we help support that," says Cantelme. "We help provide staffing, we provide food, snacks, water, that type of thing, if needed." 

The following organizations will open cooling centers Wednesday and Thursday.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral: 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento

Wednesday, July 29: noon to 7 pm

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church: 2391 St Mark’s Way, McMurdo Hall, Sacramento

Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30: noon to 7 p.m.

Fruitridge Community Center: 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento

Tuesday, July 28 – Friday, July 31: 9-5 p.m.

Jose P. Rizal Community Center: 7320 Florin Mall Drive, Sacramento

Tuesday, July 28 – Friday, July 31: 9-5 p.m.

Rancho Cordova City Hall: 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova

Tuesday, July 28 – Thursday, July 30: noon to 8 p.m.


3 p.m. -  Triple-digit heat will hit the Sacramento County through this week with temperatures peaking at 106 degrees Wednesday and Thursday.

Officials say those who are sensitive to heat are at risk for illnesses such as heat strokes or heat exhaustion. They are urging residents to find cooling shelters during the peak days. 

Sacramento County provided the following tips on how to beat the heat.

  • Limit outside activities, avoid becoming dehydrated, drink plenty of water, stay in a cool environment, and dress appropriately.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid very cold drinks; don’t wait until you are thirsty
  • Take a cool shower to lower your body temperature
  • Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors where it is air-conditioned or go an air conditioned public place
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
  • Avoid strenuous activities if you are outside or in non-air conditioned buildings. If you are working outdoors, take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area