Cooling centers will give Kern County residents a chance to beat the heat

Scheduled to open June 3rd

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County is preparing to give residents an inexpensive way to cool off as temperatures creep into the triple digits.

Cooling centers around the area are scheduled to officially open on June 3rd.

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The centers usually start operating when a heat emergency is declared, which means temperatures reach 105 degrees or higher.

They're also a way for residents to get out and socialize.

The parks have televisions set up and provide snacks, water, and games.

But until the centers open, the parks department recommends finding a public place with air conditioning to stay cool.

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