With the National Weather Service forecasting a high of 104 degrees today, the City of Sacramento will open its Outreach and Engagement Center as a place where people can escape the heat.
The Outreach and Engagement Center (3615 Auburn Blvd.) will be open from noon to 8 p.m. July 11.
The center can accommodate up to 50 people at a time and offers space for pets and belongings. Guests will be offered water and snacks and can recharge their devices. The center is open to anyone who would like a place to cool down.
In addition, public libraries and City of Sacramento community centers are open during their regular business hours, and people also can use these buildings to escape the heat. Their hours of operation vary.
The National Weather Service currently is forecasting temperatures below 100 degrees for the rest of the week. The City will be monitoring the weather closely and will activate the Outreach and Engagement Center as needed.