Cooling Centers Open in Santa Clara County Friday, June 10

Community members are encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat 


SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— Cooling centers will open throughout Santa Clara County due to the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Excessive Heat Advisory for the Bay Area from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June  10. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid-90s and over 100 degrees inland.

The NWS forecasts moderate to potentially high heat risk for vulnerable populations across the interior valleys of the Bay Area. The trend begins today and is expected to last until Saturday, June 11. Potential impacts include heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The most vulnerable are workers who spend lots of time outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and people with chronic ailments. 

County Libraries are open during regular business hours for community members in need of a safe, air-conditioned space. Additional cooling centers are also open in many locations throughout Santa Clara County. For up-to-date listings, go to www.PrepareSCC.org/HotWeather.

City of Morgan Hill:
Centennial Recreation Center
171 W Edmundson Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Hours of Operation:
Monday, June 6, 2022 - Friday, June 10 from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Sunday, June 12 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Mountain View:
Mountain View Community Center
201 S. Rengstorff Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Hours of Operation: 
Friday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mountain View Public Library
585 Franklin St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Hours of Operation:
Friday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Robert K. Schatz Police Services Fire Administration Building lobby 
1000 Villa St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Hours of Operation:
Friday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of San Jose:
Camden Community Center 
3369 Union Ave. 
San Jose, CA 95124 
Hours of Operation: 
Friday, June 10 from 1 to 9 p.m.

Mayfair Community Center 
2039 Kammerer Ave
San Jose, CA 95116 
Hours of Operation: 
Friday, June 10 from 1 to 9 p.m.

Roosevelt Community Center 
901 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116 
Hours of Operation: 
Friday, June 10 from 1 to 9 p.m.

City of Santa Clara:
Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hours of Operation:
Friday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mission Branch Library
1098 Lexington Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Hours of Operation:
Friday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Northside Branch Library
695 Moreland Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Hours of Operation:
Friday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Santa Clara Senior Center
1303 Fremont St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Hours of Operation:
Friday, June 10 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

City of Sunnyvale:
Sunnyvale Library
665 W. Olive Ave, Sunnyvale CA 94086
Hours of Operation: 
Friday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Santa Clara County community members are encouraged to check in frequently with older adults and those with chronic conditions who are especially vulnerable to the heat, including family, friends, and neighbors. If you see someone who may be experiencing distress due to the heat, please call 911. All residents are encouraged to take heat safety measures including the following:

•    Drink plenty of water and beverages containing electrolytes even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, or lots of sugar because they can speed up fluid loss. 
•    Limit physical activity during peak heat hours of 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.
•    Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked car. 
•    Cool off by taking a bath or shower.
•    Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing to help you keep cool. 
•    Do not bundle babies or put them in heavy clothing. 
•    Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella when outdoors.
•    Wear sunglasses and sunscreen.
•    Rest often and find shady places to cool down when outdoors.
•    Check on family, friends, or neighbors.
•    People taking medications should take extra precautions to stay out of the heat. Drugs such as stimulants can increase body core temperature and may predispose individuals to hyperthermia.  

For additional information (in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese), please visit www.PrepareSCC.org/HotWeather.

The County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing is working with service providers and outreach workers to make extra visits to encampments to distribute water and provide information for services.

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Media Contact: Kia Xiong, Office of Emergency Management, (408) 808-7838, [email protected]

 

 

Posted: June 9, 2022

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