See where the City is opening respite centers this Friday to cool down

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in Sacramento, forecasting highs of 99 to 111 and overnight lows in the 60s and upper 70s for Friday (July 21) and Saturday (July 22).

The City of Sacramento will activate the Outreach and Engagement Center (3615 Auburn Blvd.) and the Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center (2450 Meadowview Rd.) as weather respite centers.

The Outreach and Engagement Center will operate from 2 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23. The Center closes July 23 at 7 a.m.

The Auburn Boulevard site can accommodate up to 50 people at a time. The Center has storage available for personal belongings if needed and will accept pets. Snacks will be available.

The Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. The Center provides snacks and can accommodate up to 50 people at a time. However, the site does not allow pets. Personal storage will be limited to what visitors can carry with them.

In addition to air-conditioning, both sites will offer water and places to recharge phones and other devices.

During this time, libraries and community centers will also be available during their normal hours of operation where people in need can use these air-conditioned buildings as places to cool off.

The City’s partnership with Sacramento Regional Transit continues, with them providing no-cost transportation to and from weather respite centers during their operation.

To ride free, screenshot or print this SacRT Free Ride Flyer to cooling centers July 20-23, 2023 and present it to the bus operator upon boarding, or show light rail fare inspection staff upon request. Only valid to and from activated cooling centers.

Other nearby municipalities also are offering places to cool down. The days and hours of these operations vary. Please call 2-1-1 or visit 211’s website here.

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