Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Twentynine Palms, and other desert areas.

Please read the complete warning at the link below, take precautions, and check on your neighbors.

https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=98a3ae515fdacce8&hl=en&gl=US&source=web

IMPACTSThe hot temperatures will create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are possible; especially for
the elderly, children, homeless, and those unaccustomed to the
heat.

The Wonder Valley Community Center, at 80526½ Amboy Road, will be open from 9 a.m.  to 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Feel free to come hang out in the cool air.

COOLING CENTER.
The only official cooling center near Wonder Valley is the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, at 6539 Adobe Road, across from the Fire Station, in Twentynine Palms. It doesn’t become a cooling center until the weather hits 115 degrees or higher, or there’s a power outage and the City orders it to open. The best thing to do if you’re not certain it is open is to call: 760-367-5780.

If you’re just looking to get out of the heat for a spell, consider the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road. They’re open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you can make it to Twentynine Palms, the public area of the Post Office (not the counters where you buy stamps), at 73839 Gorgonio Drive, is open 24/7 and they have great air conditioning. Staters is also open 24/7 if you don’t mind pushing a cart around while you cool off.

Also, if you can, start making extra ice now. You may need it.

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