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Cooling centers closed in Kern County, how to stay healthy in the heat

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 15:04:02-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The National Weather Service in Hanford is forecasting temperatures below 105 degrees Monday which means cooling centers in Kern County will be closed Tuesday.

While centers throughout the county will be closed, the American Red Cross is offering tips to help residents stay healthy in the heat.

In order to stay safe:

  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking more often, even when you don't feel thirsty.
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.

Cooling Centers open in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valleys when the temperatures are forecast to be 105 degrees or higher, in the desert areas when the temperatures are forecast to be 108 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 95 degrees or higher.

The centers are open from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.