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Cooling centers open as temps rise in Kern County

Rising Temperatures
Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-16 16:35:46-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO( — Because of the intense heat in our region, some cooling centers will be open.

Normally, the temperature is closer to or exactly to the degree necessary to open a cooling center but the forecast is blowing those requirements off the page. It has to be 105 degrees or higher in the Kern River Valleys, 108 or higher in the desert areas, and 95 degrees or higher in Frazier Park.

Currently, the county is several clicks above those numbers.

If you head to a center you're encouraged to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.

SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY

  • Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive - OPEN
  • Bakersfield - East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road - OPEN
  • Bakersfield - The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street - OPEN
  • Bakersfield - Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane - OPEN
  • Lake Isabella - Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard - OPEN
  • Maricopa - Gusher Hall, 271 California Street - OPEN
  • McFarland - McFarland Veterans Center, 103 W Sherwood Ave - OPEN
  • Shafter - Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue - OPEN
  • Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 218 Taylor Street - OPEN
  • Wasco - Wasco Free Will Baptist Church, 938 7th Street - OPEN

MOUNTAIN

  • Frazier Park - Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive - CLOSED

DESERT

  • California City - Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue - OPEN
  • Mojave - Mojave Veterans Building, 15580 O Street - CLOSED
  • Rosamond - Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street - OPEN