The National Weather Service is forecasting a heat wave in San Joaquin County this week, and the City of Stockton is opening up select community centers as cooling facilities.

For areas in around around the county, an excessive heat warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Thursday, when triple-digit temperatures are expected.

The community centers which will be open for shelter against the extreme heat are;

  • Arnold Rue Community Center – 5758 Lorraine Ave., Stockton 95210.
  • Stribley Community Center – 1760 E. Sonora St., Stockton 95205.
  • Van Buskirk Community Center – 734 Houston Ave., Stockton 95206.
  • Seifert Community Center – 128 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., Stockton 95207.

The community centers will be open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The facilities are closed on Sunday.

For those seeking an area to keep cool, seating is offered in an air-conditioned area and water will be provided. Please bring books, games, and electronic devices that you and members of your household can enjoy while maintaining minimal activity level.

Those who are sensitive to heat and those without effective cooling or hydration options are encouraged to be cautious and limit outdoor activities during the afternoon and evening. Children and pets should not be left in vehicles. People should take frequent hydration and cooling breaks.

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