It's the start of a sizzling week in the valley. Triple digit heat has taken over.
Here are some tips from the office of emergency services: drink a lot of water and limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. Stay indoors, and if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. Snack on watery fruits like watermelon, oranges and grapes, and when it comes to your children and pets, take extra caution when in the car. The Fresno Fire Department says it's already responded to several calls of children and pets locked in cars.
A number of cooling centers in the valley will be open this week:
In Fresno, Cooling centers will be open on Monday July 9-13th, from noon to 8:00 p.m. at these locations:
Ted C. Wills Community Center , 770 N. San Pablo
Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor
Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler
Pinedale Community Center , 7170 N. San Pablo.
The City of Merced is opening its Cooling Center Tuesday through Thursday, as the region is expected to experience a heat wave reaching temperatures of 106 degrees.
The Cooling Center will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sam Pipes Room located on the first floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street. The Center will be staffed by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Prior to the opening of the City Cooling Center people can seek shelter from the heat in the Merced County Library, 2100 O Street.
For more cooling center locations click here.