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Friday, July 16, 2021 at 4:58 p.m.

The City will reopen its flexible, scalable network of 1,000 spaces in central and in-neighborhood cooling centers to anyone needing relief from the heat.

Cooling centers will operate in the multi-purpose rooms at the Looff Carrousel and will be open for use Sunday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the forecasted high drops below 95 degrees. Spokane Public Library hours vary by location, however will be open Tuesday, July 20. People who would like be a help at the Looff Carrousel location, can register to volunteer online.

“The City is proud to offer the public respite from high temperatures,” says Mayor Nadine Woodward. “I encourage everyone to check on friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe.”

Cooling centers would be open through Tuesday evening based on the current forecast. People are encouraged to plan ahead to know where cooling resources are located, including those operated by community partners, and check in with loved ones, friends, and neighbors throughout the high heat to develop a personal plan for managing cooling, hydration, and transportation needs. Malls, movie theaters, businesses, and shaded neighborhood parks can also meet localized needs for intermittent relief.

Drink plenty of water and juices and know the signs of heat stroke and exhaustion and seek medical assistance early if you have concerns.