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Visalia Cooling Center Now Open


In response to the National Weather Service forecast of hot weather, the City of Visalia Transit Center is now open as a Cooling Center for the community’s use, through Friday, June 9.

With ample seating, vending machines and restrooms, the Cooling Center will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

"We will review the weather forecast on Friday, September 9th, to determine if the cooling center will need to remain open," provided Liz Jones, Public Safety Police and Fire Public Information Officer.

Most bus routes lead to the Transit Center, providing convenient transportation. For transit route information please call 1-877-404-6473.

Heat Safety Tips
The Visalia Fire Department provides the following tips to help cope with the coming heat:
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and, when possible, stay in the shade or an air-conditioned room.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothes.
  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
  • Never leave children or pets in a vehicle, even for short periods of time. Temperatures inside vehicles can climb rapidly to life-threatening levels, even with the windows partially open.
  • Periodically check on children and the elderly.
  • Remember that animals are affected by the heat. Make sure pets and farm animals have plenty of water and access to shade.
For more information, contact the Visalia Fire Department at 559-713-4244.

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