EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN, 29 PALMS EXTENDS HOURS

EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN, 29 PALMS EXTENDS HOURS

With the hottest part of the heat wave still to come, residents can go to cooling centers to get out of the heat. Managing editor Tami Roleff lists where the cooling centers are…
There are cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the community center is open 9 to 5 Monday through Friday, and the Hi-Desert Nature Center is open Thursday through Saturday 10 to 5. Town offices are open Monday through Thursday 8 to noon and 1 to 5. In Twentynine Palms, the Senior Center on Adobe Road is a cooling center from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday; if the heat index reaches 115 degrees, the building will remain open. In Joshua Tree, the community center will be open 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. The Hi-Desert Medical Center cafeteria is available as a cooling center every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Wonder Valley Community Center will be open 9 to 2 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. In addition, the libraries in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley are open 11 to 7 Monday through Wednesday, Thursday 10 to 6, and Saturday 9 to 5. Other places to get out of the heat are stores, restaurants, and theaters.
The Twentynine Palms Senior Center, a designated cooling center, has extended its hours of operations today and tomorrow, June 20 and June 21. The center will open from 9:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. both days. The Senior Center will stay open as an emergency cooling center for additional evening hours and may be opened on Saturday or Sunday. The building is equipped with a generator in case of power outages. The Senior Center serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; food is not available in the building at other times. Water will be available, but no food service. Residents should bring their own snacks. No pets are allowed inside the building. For pets and animal information, contact the Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter at 760-367-0157.

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