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Press Contact: Dave Brannigan, Acting Fire Chief, (510) 981-5501

AS HEAT RISES, PREPARE TO COOL DOWN

Berkeley, California (Thursday, August 31, 2017) - Berkeley community members should take extra steps to protect themselves this weekend as temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s.

The National Weather Service has declared an excessive heat warning from 11 a.m. Friday through 9 p.m. Monday.

  • Limit strenuous outdoor activities and drink water to stay hydrated
  • If you must work outside, take frequent breaks in the shade
  • Check up on people who are sick or elderly who may get overheated at home
  • Never leave kids or pets unattended in vehicles. 

Additionally, City libraries and drop-in centers will be open during normal operating hours if you need a safe place to escape the heat. Our Senior Centers are also available for people age 55+.

Facility Name

Specialized Audience

Location

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Central Library

 

2090 Kittredge

10-6pm

10-6pm

1-5pm

Claremont Branch Library

 

2940 Benvenue

10-6pm

10-6pm

Closed

North Branch Library

 

1170 The Alameda

10-6pm

10-6pm

Closed

Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library

 

1901 Russell St

10-6pm

10-6pm

Closed

West Branch Library

 

1125 University

10-6pm

10-6pm

Closed

North Berkeley Senior Center

Age 55+

1901 Hearst

8-5pm

Closed

Closed

South Berkeley Senior Center

Age 55+

2939 Ellis

8-5pm

Closed

Closed

Berkeley Drop-In Center

 

3234 Adeline

9-2pm

Closed

Closed

BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center

 

1931 Center

8-12pm

Closed

Closed

Women's Daytime Drop-In Center

Women & Children

2218 Acton

8-4pm

Closed

Closed

Youth Spirit Artwork

Age 14-25

1740 Alcatraz

8:30-6:30pm

Closed

Closed

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