The National Weather Service has forecast a persistent heatwave for the San Francisco Bay Area this week. The hottest day will be Thursday, with high temperatures lingering into Friday. Low overnight recovery, along with hotter daytime conditions, will result in an increased risk for those 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.
In anticipation of the heat, the City of Mountain View will open the following facilities to the public on Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18, as air-conditioned cooling centers to find shelter from the heat:
- The City of Mountain View Community Center at 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., from 4-7 p.m.
- The City of Mountain View Public Library at 585 Franklin St., from 12-6 p.m.
- The City of Mountain View Police Fire Station lobby at 1000 Villa St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ring buzzer on yellow callbox for service.
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.