Media Release: Cooling centers open in Clackamas County

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory beginning at noon on Tuesday, June 11 and lasting until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12.

As high temperatures hit our region, Clackamas County has identified multiple cooling centers around the county. People who need to cool off are encouraged to visit a cooling center to avoid the heat. 

You can find a list of cooling centers at www.clackamas.us/socialservices/reliefcenters.html

Staying safe in high heat is important; follow these tips to stay cool:

  • Avoid the sun and strenuous activity.  
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air-conditioned facility.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty. Those on fluid-restricted diets or taking diuretics should first consult their physician.
  • Stay in shaded areas whenever working outdoors.
  • Be sure your pets have plenty of water and shaded areas.

Contact: Beth Byrne
Phone: 503-742-4353 
Email: bbyrne@clackamas.us