CITY OF YUBA CITY TO OPEN COOLING CENTER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
ON MONDAY EVENING, JULY 1, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013: Due to the extended forecast for near record temperatures, the City of Yuba City will be opening a nighttime “cooling center” for senior citizens at the Yuba City Senior Center, located at 777 Ainsley Avenue, Yuba City. The “cooling center” is being activated for those seniors whose homes cannot be adequately cooled during this record heat wave.
The Yuba City Senior Center “cooling center” will open its doors at 9:00 PM tonight (Monday, July 1st). The doors will close for the night at 11:00 PM and no additional people will be allowed in. The “cooling center” will be open to all senior citizens who need to escape the hot temperatures. Users of the “cooling center” will be asked to leave the Senior Center by 6:00 AM the following morning so that the normal activities of the Senior Center can take place.
Yuba City intends to have the nighttime “cooling center” in operation from Monday night (July 1) through Friday morning (July 5). Senior Center staff and security will be on hand throughout the night at the Senior Center. A limited number of cots will be available.
During daytime hours, Yuba City officials are suggesting that residents utilize public buildings and community gathering locations, like the Yuba City Mall, the Sutter County Library or the Yuba City Senior Center to name a few, to take advantage to the cooler interior temperature.
The current heat wave is bringing near record temperatures to the Central Valley. The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures in excess of 110+ are expected through Thursday, with Friday’s forecast being a bit cooler between 105 – 110. There is also a chance of thunderstorms rolling through the valley on Tuesday through Thursday. The weather forecast is for temperatures to cool a bit but to remain in the low 100’s into the middle of next week.
Extended periods of heat can create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, stay out of the sun, stay in an air-conditioned room, and check-up on relatives and neighbors – especially the elderly.
Parks & Recreation Director
Last published: July 02, 2013 10:07 am