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

Fire Department Press Release  
 
5/30/2021    

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE 05302021
Subject :


Memorial Day Heat Event
Contact : Robert Maitland
Fire Department PIO
650-903-6825
robert.maitland@mountainview.gov

The National Weather Service has forecast warm weather conditions for the San Francisco Bay Area this Memorial Day, May 31. We can expect to experience temperatures in the widespread 90s, posing a 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 strenuous 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 Senior Center, located at 266 Escuela Ave., from 1-7 p.m. Monday, May 31 as an air conditioned cooling center, open to the public to find shelter from the heat.

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

  • Do not enter if you have COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, diarrhea, headache, muscle aches, shortness of breath and/or unexplained loss of taste or smell.
  • Face covering is required (exception of children 2 years and under or if medically unadvisable).
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from others at all times.

Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical emergency and remember to stay cool and safe.

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