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Places To Beat The Heat In Tuolumne County

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Sonora, CA — As the Mother Lode is under an Excessive Heat Warning, there are some additional places to catch a break from the triple digit temperatures.

We reported earlier that the Sonora Main Library is extending its hours to 6pm today and tomorrow (Friday).

The Twain Harte CERT volunteers will be running a cooling center today and tomorrow at the Legion Hall at 18775 Manzanita Drive. It is in partnership with the Twain Harte Community Services District. The hours are 12-4pm today and 12-5pm on Friday.

The Tuolumne County Health and Human Services Department has decided to open an “unofficial” cooling center at the Behavioral Health Enrichment Center at 102 Hospital Road. It will be open from 8am-7pm, today and Friday.

Also, the Lambert Center at 347 West Jackson Street in Sonora will be open today and Friday from 11am-7pm.

We reported earlier that the current conditions do not meet the 2019 board of supervisors approved requirements for Tuolumne County government to open cooling centers. Clarke Broadcasting reached out for more clarification and learned that the Extreme Temperature Plan for county government only calls for the local office of emergency services to open cooling centers when there is a “heat index of 105-degrees or more during the day combined with night temperatures of 75° or higher for period of three days/nights or more.”

Click here to view an earlier story about Calaveras County cooling centers.