Cooling Centers Through Town To Be Open Until September 5
The six cooling centers that the El Paso Office of Emergency Management, in collaboration with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Center and the Extreme Weather Task Force opened in early June are expected to resume operations until September 5th due to the rising temperatures. The centers were opened on Monday, June 13th in an effort to help keep residents- especially senior residents- safe from the dangers of the extreme heat. To help beat the heat you can visit the following centers from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. daily.
- San Juan Senior Center- 5701 Tamburo Ct.
- Don Haskins Rec Center- 7400 High Ridge
- Marty Robbins Rec Center- 11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.
- Officer David Ortiz Rec Center- 563 North Carolina Dr.
- Pat O’Rourke Rec Center- 901 Virginia St.
- Veterans Rec Center- 5301 Salem Dr.
According to the El Paso Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be observed at all times. Due to the ongoing pandemic, no activities are currently scheduled at the Cooling Centers.
The US National Weather Service want to remind the public to take necessary precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe such as limiting your time outdoors, drink water frequently to avoid dehydration, cool off in air conditioning often, wear light clothing, avoid strenuous activity, and check on family members and neighbors- especially if they're elderly. They also advise to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke as this long duration heat puts everyone at a very high risk of developing heat-related illnesses that can potentially become deadly.