In response to forecasted temperatures exceeding 105 degrees for the next few days, the City of Elk Grove and Cosumnes Community Services District will open a cooling center in Elk Grove for residents who may lack shelter or adequate home cooling systems.
The cooling center will be located at the Barbara Morse Wackford Community Complex at 9014 Bruceville Road. The center will operate from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on August 14, and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on August 15 and 16.
The cooling center will offer seating, water, and an air-conditioned space. The facility cannot accommodate pets.
To protect yourself and your loved ones against heat related illness, consider the following safety tips:
Protecting your pets from heat emergencies:
Heat stress can cause brain and organ damage in dogs, cats and other pets. Symptoms of heat stress include heavy panting, glaze eyes, a rapid heartbeat, restlessness, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, and unconsciousness.
If an animal shows symptoms of heatstroke, gradually lower its temperature through these steps:
For additional safety tips and more information about local emergency preparedness, visit www.sacoes.org, www.yourcsd.com, or www.elkgrovecity.org.