9/20/2021 Fire Department Press Release

Mountain View Fire Department - Class 1
1000 Villa Street • Mountain View • CA • 94041-1295
(650) 903-6365 • Fax (650) 903-0151

MEDIA RELEASE 09202021-01
Subject :

Excessive Heat
Contact : Robert Maitland
Fire Department PIO

The National Weather Service has forecast elevated temperatures for the San Francisco Bay Area early this week. The hottest day will be Tuesday, Sept. 21 with high temperatures reaching the low 90s. Hot daytime conditions will result in an increased risk for individuals sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

Take care of yourself and your families by adhering to the following preparedness actions:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Stay in air-conditioned areas or go to an air-conditioned building if you do not have A/C.
  • Limit outdoor activities during the hottest time of the day.
  • Do not leave kids or pets in vehicles.
  • Watch for hot pavement when walking dogs.
  • Check-in on relatives and neighbors.

In anticipation of the heat, the City of Mountain View will open the following facilities to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 21 as air-conditioned cooling centers to find shelter from the heat:

  • The City of Mountain View Community Center lobby at 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The City of Mountain View Public Library at 585 Franklin St., from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The City of Mountain View Police Fire Station lobby at 1000 Villa St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The following California Department of Public Health social distancing guidelines will be enforced:

  • Face coverings are required (exception of children two years and under or if medically inadvisable).
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from others at all times.

Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical emergency.