Cooling centers open as Valley heat remains in triple digits

CENTRAL VALLEY, California - With temperatures tipping the scale near 110 degrees, several Valley cities are offering "cooling centers" to help residents who would normally suffer the heat.

The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will open its cooling centers on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

Cooling centers in Fresno will be open at the following locations:

  • Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Ave.
  • Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor Ave.
  • Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler Ave.
  • Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo Ave.
  • Romain Neighborhood Park, 745 N. First St.

In Visalia on Monday, there is one cooling center open:

  • Transit Center, 425 E Oak Ave, Visalia, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In Madera this week, there are two cooling center open:

  • Pan Am Center, 703 Sherwood Way, Monday though Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Frank Bergon Senior Center 238 S. D St., Monday though Friday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In Merced on Monday, there is one cooling center open:

  • Sam Pipes Room of the Merced Civic Center, (City Hall) 678 W. 18th St. from 3 to 8 p.m.

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