Stay cool out there: excessive heat warning, county sets up cooling stations

Make sure you stay cool and hydrated in these locations.

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MENDOCINO CO., 8/01/2017 — An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of interior Mendocino through Wednesday, and the county has set up cooling stations to make sure you stay safe. Temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees in many areas, and you should keep an eye out for signs of heat exhaustion and make sure kids and pets stay cool and hydrated. And remember, ground surfaces and car interiors can get significantly hotter than the air temperatures!

Here’s the county’s cooling station press release, you can find locations to cool off and enjoy the shade:

Summer Temperatures Return for 2017

Cooling Stations Open to the Public

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for inland Mendocino County for Monday, July 31, 2017, through Wednesday August 2, 2017. Temperatures on these days are expected to reach 100 to 110 degrees. High daytime temperatures are expected to persist into the middle of the week.

High temperatures increase the risk of dehydration and other heat related illnesses. Please be especially mindful of those who have limited mobility or are susceptible to the heat, including children and older adults. It is suggested that individuals attempt to reduce exertion, stay in a cool place when possible and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

The Following Locations Will Provide Cooling Stations for the Community:

 Round Valley Volunteer Fire Protection District

75900 CA-162, Round Valley

Cooling/Hydration Station

Round Valley Senior Center

77826 Covelo Road

Cooling/Hydration Station

Round Valley Public Library

23925 Howard Street

Cooling/Hydration Station

Tuesday – Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Ukiah Valley Conference Center

200 S. School Street

Cooling/Hydration Station

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ukiah Senior Center

499 Leslie Street, Ukiah

Main Hall – Cooling Station

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ukiah Public Library

105 N. Main Street, Ukiah

Cooling/Hydration Station

Tuesday – Thursday10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday– Saturday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Willits City Hall

111 E. Commercial Street, Willits

Community Center – Cooling/Hydration Station

Monday – Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Willits Public Library

399 E. Commercial, Willits

Tuesday – Thursday10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday –Friday10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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