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Office of Supervisor David Couch 

Cooling centers to open at 105+


For the health, safety, and comfort of residents, the Kern County Parks Division, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, other Kern County agencies and/or districts and PG&E, will open cooling centers throughout Kern County when the temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service to exceed 105 degrees or higher in the Valley.

Locations acting as cooling centers are the Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo Ave., and the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., in Shafter.

There is no cooling center in Wasco.

Cooling centers open in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valleys when the temperatures are forecast to be 105 degrees or higher, in the desert areas when the temperatures are forecast to be 108 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 95 degrees or higher. The centers are open from 1 to 8 p.m.

The Cooling Centers Daily Report will be issued by 11 a.m. on the day before the centers open. Weekend cooling center openings will be released by 11 a.m. on Fridays.

Residents using the cooling centers are encouraged to bring nonalcoholic beverages, snacks, reading materials, games, etc., to better enjoy the centers.

For questions, contact the Department of Aging and Adult Services at 661-868-1000.

—Office of Supervisor David Couch


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