Cooling centers are open in Madera all week long for residents struggling to beat the heat.
The cooling centers are meant to provide relief for those who otherwise do not have access to an air-conditioned environment.
The two cooling centers are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday this week.
Pan Am Community Center
703 East Sherwood Way, Madera, CA, 93638
Frank Bergon Senior Center
238 South D Street, Madera, CA, 93638
Madera Transit Division is offering free bus rides to accommodate those in need of transportation to local cooling centers between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Board any Route 1 bus and let the driver know you are headed to a Cooling Center.
For Dial-A-Ride (as available only), riders must advise dispatch when scheduling pick-up that they desire to be taken to a cooling center. Residents may contact Dial-A-Ride at (559) 661-7433. For more information on staying cool during times of extreme heat.