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*** PRESS RELEASE *** City and County of San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28

*** PRESS RELEASE *** City and County of San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28

San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting elevated temperatures for San Francisco from Tuesday September 26 through Thursday September 28. Temperatures may reach the low to mid 90s during this time period. Hot temperatures over the course of several days will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people who are sick as well as pets. Please check on neighbors, family members, and friends.

The following City and County of San Francisco facilities will act as cooling centers due to the high temperatures expected tomorrow. For information about cooling centers and city services and information call 3-1-1. To access these locations via Google maps go to:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pCHFBbTTp7btPH9iJRkMLHjA5hQ&usp=sharing

San Francisco Public Libraries The following libraries have air conditioning:

• San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

• Mission Bay, 960 Fourth Street, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday

• North Beach, 850 Columbus Avenue, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday Noon to 9:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Potrero – 1616 20th Street, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday Noon to 8:00 p.m., and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

• Chinatown – 1135 Powell Street, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

• Glen Park – 2825 Diamond Street, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Noon to 8:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Swimming Pools

During the week of September 25th, all pools with the exception of Balboa and Rossi Pools are open during our normal operation hours, and for specific operation hours for each neighborhood pool, please check the Department’s website: http://sfrecpark.org/recreation-community-services/aquaticspools/ and swim pass rate are Children (17 & under) one swim: $1 and Adults (18 and older) one swim: $6.

  •  Martin Luther King Pool – 5701 3rd Street
  • Sava pool- 19th Ave & Wawona Street
  • North Beach pool – 651 Lombard Avenue
  • Coffman Pool – 1701 Visitation Avenue
  • Hamilton Pool – Geary Boulevard & Steiner Street
  • Mission Pool- 1 Linda Street
  • Garfield Pool- 26th Street & Harrison Street

Additional City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers The following cooling centers will be open in partnership with non-profit partners:

  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, Tuesday, 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • George W. Davis Senior Center, 1753 Carroll Avenue, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Residents accessing these sites are encouraged to bring their own books, puzzles, or games to pass the time. Additional sites may become available during the week. San Francisco will release this information as it becomes available. For alternates to public cooling centers, consider visiting a movie theater, congregation, or shopping mall.

The public is urged to take make measures to stay healthy and safe during extreme temperatures:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light clothing
  • Stay inside in a cool place, if possible
  • Wear a hat if you must go outside
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Prepare for the heat by pulling shades down during the day and keeping windows open at night
  • Use damp cloths on your neck, head and chest to cool down
  • Please do not leave animals and any vulnerable individuals in a hot home or car without supervision.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone you know is having a medical emergency or showing signs of a heat stroke. Symptoms include:

  • Extremely high body temperature 103°+ • Difficulty breathing • Red, hot, dry skin (with no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Mental Confusion
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Chills
  • Unconsciousness

Additional multilingual heat safety information is attached and available here: https://extxfer.sfdph.org/gis/ClimateHealth/CommunityResilience.Education.Outreach/DPH_Heat_ Waves_Multilingual.pdf

San Francisco has elevated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to Level 2 to support field operations, coordinate responding agencies, and provide public information as necessary.

San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) will conduct wellness checks and distribute water to unsheltered residents.

San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is working with community based service providers including Project Open Hand, Meals and Wheels, and Self Help for the Elderly to conduct wellness checks for vulnerable residents.

Media inquiries should be directed to the EOC Public Information Officer at 415-558-2712 or 415- 558-2776 or dempress@sfgov.org.

 

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/newsMediadocs/2017PR/Press-Release-Heat-Advisory-Sept-26-to-28.pdf

2017-11-16T12:16:36+00:00 September 25th, 2017|