Update: Calaveras Offers Cooling Centers To Beat The Heat
Update at 2:15 p.m.: Angels Camp Police report that those seeking to get out of the heat and into one of the six cooling centers being offered by Calaveras County can get free transportation. They detail that Calaveras Connect will provide on-demand rides to and from the cooling centers for anyone needing a ride.
For questions regarding the service or to schedule a ride, call (209) 754-4450. All rides from Calaveras Connect will be free through December 31, 2021. Further details on the cooling centers are below.
Original post at 1:55 p.m., Tuesday: Calaveras County, CA — With triple digits being forecast towards the end of the week, Calaveras County is offering six ways to beat the heat.
The Excessive Heat Warning issued for the Mother Lode by the National Weather Service begins on Thursday morning and lasts into Saturday evening with temps ranging from 100 to 113, as earlier reported here. Noting extreme heat kills around 600 people in the United States each year, Calaveras County Health and Human Services Agency are opening six cooling centers throughout the county. The locations were provided by health officials in the flyer below:
The centers will be open Thursday through Saturday (June 17-19) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also, face masks will be required to comply with state COVID guidelines. At greatest risk of heat-related illness and
death are older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic conditions.
death. County health offers these for protection against the heat:
- Drink plenty of water
- Stay cool, stay indoors
- Wear light clothing and sunscreen when outdoors
- Plan outdoor activities for the cooler parts of the day
- Pace yourself
- Stay in touch with your family, friends, and neighbor’s, especially those with health conditions and the elderly
Tuolumne County is not opening any cooling stations. To find out why, click here.