The El Paso Office of Emergency Management, in collaboration with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Center and the Extreme Weather Task Force, are opening six cooling centers. The centers were opened on Monday, June 13th in an effort to help keep residents- especially senior residents- safe from the dangers of the extreme heat.  To help beat the heat you can visit the following centers from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. at the following dates and locations:

  • San Juan Senior Center- 5701 Tamburo Ct.
    July 13 to July 17
    July 20 to July 24
    July 27 to July 31
  • Don Haskins Rec Center- 7400 High Ridge
    July 29 to Aug. 2
  • Marty Robbins Rec Center- 11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.
    July 29 to Aug. 2
  • Officer David Ortiz Rec Center- 563 North Carolina Dr.
    July 29 to Aug. 2
  • Pat O’Rourke Rec Center- 901 Virginia St.
    July 29 to Aug. 2
  • Veterans Rec Center- 5301 Salem Dr.
    July 29 to Aug. 2

According to the El Paso Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be observed at all times. Due to the ongoing pandemic, no activities are currently scheduled at the Cooling Centers.

According to the US National Weather Service, El Paso set a new daily record of 110 degrees on Monday, June 13. They also remind the public to take necessary precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe such as limiting your time outdoors, drink water frequently to avoid dehydration, cool off in air conditioning often, wear light clothing, avoid strenuous activity, and check on family members and neighbors- especially if they're elderly. They also advise to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke as this long duration heat puts everyone at a very high risk of developing heat-related illnesses that can potentially become deadly.

US National Weather Service El Paso
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