With extremely hot weather expected through Thursday, the City’s Office of Emergency Services is keeping a close eye on conditions. We have a weather response plan that calls for increased action and outreach to residents and vulnerable populations once a certain weather threshold has been reached.
We are also coordinating with community-based organizations that are providing locations for people to come in from out of the heat. Two are within City limits. We are alerting the public and vulnerable populations through the news media, social media and outreach through our partners. 2-1-1 Sacramento also provides a list of organizations whose facilities may be open to the public for temporary cooling.
Currently, there are no plans to open a City cooling center. The criteria for opening one include temperatures of 105 degrees or more for three consecutive days WITH night time low temperatures of 75 or above. Currently, we expect three days of temperatures in the 103-106 degree range, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.
Remember to beat the heat!
Here are some helpful tips to beat the heat this summer:
- Drink plenty of water and avoid very cold drinks
- Take cool showers to lower your body temperature
- Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors where it is air-conditioned or go a public place that is air conditioned
- Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
Make sure to visit our Summer Heat page for things you can do to stay cool during the heat waves.