Air Conditioned

Cooling center provides seating, water and air-conditioning

Elk Grove, Calif.- With daily temperatures soaring into the triple digits, the City of Elk Grove and Cosumnes Community Services District has opened a cooling center operating daily from Noon to 8 p.m. through Sunday, July 7 at the Wackford Community Complex at 9014 Bruceville Road. Operating dates may be extended if similar conditions persist next week.

Organizers are initiating the opening of the cooling center in response excessive heat forecasted for the region by the National Weather Service Sacramento. The Cooling Center is open to anyone who lacks shelter or adequate home cooling. A limited number of animal kennels will be available to house pets, if needed.

Hot days pose a danger of heat related illness for anyone outside for an extended time. People of all ages are encouraged to take the following precautions:

Avoid outdoor activities in the direct sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and
Keep hydrated; and
Stay in a cool space.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to take the following precautions during an excessive heat warning:

  • Avoid outdoor activities in the direct sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and
  • Keep hydrated; and
  • Stay in a cool space; and
  • Avoid area waterways as a means to cool off. Rivers continue to run cold and fast and present dangerous conditions for people of all ages.

Wackford Community Center

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