It's going to be very, very hot for the next week or so - below is cooling center information for Fresno County!!
Cooling Center Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
When the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 105 degrees or hotter:
At1 p.m., the City will activate the following four Cooling Centers and will remain open until7:00 p.m., in accordance with State guidelines.
Frank H. Ball, 760 Mayor–Map to Frank H. Ball
Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo –Map to Ted C. Wills
Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler –Map to Mosqueda Community Center
Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo –Map to Pinedale Community Center
- For weekend activation: If the temperature is projected to reach 105 degreeseitherday the cooling centers will be activated for both weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)
- The City’s FAX Bus systemwill provide free transportation along normal routes to and from Cooling Centers.
- To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a Cooling Center
- For information or assistance with the City Heat Relief Plan call(559) 621-CITY(2489)
Non-Forecasted ActivationIf the forecast is below 105 degrees, City officials will monitor conditions and may call for activation. If it becomes apparent that the daily high will break 105 degrees, or if it has already reached that mark, PARCS will immediately notify the One Call Center, the Webmaster and the FAX Dispatch office.
- PARCS will also generate an email to the Cooling Center distribution list and the City’s Communication team will assist with notification of local media.
- PARCS will have the four regular cooling center facilities opened within 90 minutes following the notification of all City involved staff.
- If the non-forecasted opening occurs before 5pm, the pools will also be notified and entry fees will be waived.
- Additional activations may occur at any time if urgent public health and safety issues arise or the City faces prolonged periods of intense heat (i.e. 5+ days).
Tulare Regional Medical Center-- and several other locations around the County --have one more solution for people to beat the heat, public cooling centers. The air-conditioned center, open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., is located inside the medical center's main entrance lobby on 869 N. Cherry St. Tulare Regional Medial Center staff suggests spending just a few hours in an air-conditioned environment to bring down the body's core temperature making the outside heat tolerable. Individuals including older or frail adults, homeless, parents with small children or people with health conditions whose condition can worsen due to the heat should avoid going outside.
Tulare Public Library,475 North M St., Tulare, Tuesday- Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m., call 685-4500
Meitzenheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone St., Tulare, Monday- Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m., call 684-4310
Tulare Senior Community Center, 201 North F St., Tulare, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m., call 685-2330
Visalia Public Library, 200 W Oak Ave, Visalia, Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m., - 8 p.m., and Friday from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., call 713-2700
Visalia Transit Center,425 E Oak Ave, Visalia, Monday- Friday 6 a.m., - 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., call 713-4100
Farmersville Public Library, 623 N. Avery Ave., Farmersville, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. -1 p.m., and 2 p.m., - 6 p.m., call 713-2700
Farmersville Council Chamber, 909 W. Visalia Road Farmersville, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., call 747-0458
Porterville Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange Ave., Porterville, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., call 791-7695
Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main St., Porterville, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., call 782-7466
Porterville Public Library,41 W. Thurman Ave., Porterville, Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. -8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. -5 p.m., call 784-0177
Porterville Transit Center, 61 W. Oak Ave., Porterville, Monday-Friday 6 a.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-6p.m., call 791-7800
Woodlake City Hall, 350 N. Valencia Blvd., Woodlake, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., call 564-8055
Woodlake Public Library,400 W. Whitney Ave., Woodlake, Tuesday-Friday 9a.m.-1p.m., and 2-5p.m., call 564-8424
Alpaugh Public Library, 3816 Ave. 54, Alpaugh, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-1p.m. and 2p,m, 5 p.m. call 949-8355
Cutler-Orosi Family Education Center, 40802 Rd. 128, Cutler, Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 5p.m., call 528-1790
Dinuba Public Library,150 South I St., Dinuba, Tuesday and Thursday 11a.m.-5p.m., and 6 p.m. -8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m., - 1 p.m. and 2p.m.-6 p.m., call 591-5829
Exeter Public Library, 230 E. Chestnut St., Exeter, Tuesday and Wednesday 11a.m.-5 p.m., 6p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 2 p.m. -6 p.m., call 592-5361
Strathmore Public Library19646 Rd. 230, Strathmore, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2p.m.-6 p.m., call 568-1087
Three Rivers Public Library 42052 Eggers Drive, Three Rivers, Tuesday and Thursday noon- 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 2 p.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 2 p.m.- 5 p.m., call 561-4564