Numerous Air Conditioned Spaces Are Open To The Public During The Extreme Heat

Emergency cooling centers provided by Shasta County are not open this week, but there is relief available for anyone who has a hard time with the extreme heat. Air conditioned spaces open to the public include the public libraries in Redding, Anderson, Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City and Burney, as well as the Good News Rescue Mission and the Frontier Center in Anderson for seniors only. In Tehama County locations include libraries in Red Bluff and Corning, the Path Shelter on Lay Avenue in Red Bluff and the Red Bluff Community Center on South Jackson Street.

It’s important to avoid heat stroke by drinking plenty of water, wearing light clothing, scheduling outdoor activities carefully and moving at a healthy pace. Some signs of heat stroke include altered mental state, red hot dry skin, rapid pulse, throbbing headache and confusion or unconsciousness.

– Steve Gibson