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Cooling Centers Officially Open As Temperatures Creep Into Triple Digits
Oakdale Flag


Due to extreme temperatures expected today, the City of Oakdale has offered the Gladys L. Lemons Senior Community Center at 450 East A St. as a cooling center. The center will remain open until 6 p.m. today for anyone needing such assistance.

Also available as a local cooling center is the Stanislaus Public Library located at 151 S. First Ave. The library will also remain open until 6 p.m.

A cooling center is a temporary air-conditioned public space set up to deal with the health effects of a heat wave. Cooling centers are meant to prevent hyperthermia, especially among the elderly without air conditioning at home.

A strengthening of high pressure will push temperatures up through the California valleys, according to an AccuWeather report. Today’s high is expected to be 104 degrees