Cooling Centers at City's Main Library, Senior Center Offer Refuge from Extreme Heat
For immediate release: August 29,2019
With temperatures predicted to reach triple digits across Riverside County over the Labor Day weekend, health officials are urging the community to take precautions against the extreme heat.
If temperatures reach 100 degrees or higher, Moreno Valley residents can take refuge from rising temperatures at cooling centers located at the Moreno Valley Main Library and the Moreno Valley Senior Center.
"It's vitally important that seniors and the medically fragile get some relief from the heat," said Dr. Yxstian A. Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. "If it's dangerously hot at home, we urge residents to visit the Library or the Senior Center."
Moreno Valley Public Library
25480 Alessandro Blvd.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Closed on Labor Day
Moreno Valley Senior Center
25075 Fir Ave.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Labor Day
Residents are urged to take precautions against the extreme heat, including drinking plenty of water, limiting outdoor exercise, avoiding alcoholic and caffeinated drinks and wearing light-colored clothing that provides adequate air circulation. Check on family, neighbors and friends who are elderly or otherwise more susceptible to the heat. And never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even with the windows open.
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