Cooling Centers

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When significantly higher temps are forecasted, information about cooling centers will be posted here.

The forecast for significantly higher daytime temperatures means an increase in thermal inertia. Thermal inertia refers to the slowness with which the temperature of a body approaches that of its surroundings. This means an individual will have a lower chance of experiencing overnight recovery cooling. 

Higher risk individuals, including elderly, infants, and those with pre-existing health conditions that affect thermo regulation and are living in older and/or poorly insulated/ventilated dwellings are at greater risk during extreme heat events.