Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister California

Cooling Centers Opening at Veterans’ Memorial Building and San Benito County Free Library

September 2, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dave Mirrione, Assistant City Manager, 831.636.4300 ext. 1014

Cooling Centers Opening at Veterans’ Memorial Building and San Benito County Free Library

HOLLISTER – The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning beginning Friday, September 2, 2022, through Tuesday, September 6, 2022. An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when there is a prolonged period of hot temperatures and limited overnight cooling will occur.

The City of Hollister is opening a cooling center at the Veterans’ Memorial Building. The cooling center will be open from 11:00am to 6:00pm on September 4th and September 5th. Water will be available at no cost and light snacks will be available for purchase at the cooling center at the Veterans’ Memorial Building. No glass containers or aluminum cans will be permitted inside of the cooling center. Space is available on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached.

The San Benito County Free Library will also serve as a cooling center and will be open on September 2nd and September 3rd from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, dress in lightweight, loose-fitting clothes, and keep physical activities to a minimum during the hottest parts of the day. Never leave children, pets, or the elderly unattended in a parked vehicle. Keep in contact with friends and family that may be at higher risk of heat illness, including infants and young children as well as older, sick, and frail people. Common symptoms of heat-related conditions include profuse sweating, weakness, dizziness, headache, dimmed or blurred vision, cold damp skin, extreme tiredness, nausea, and hot dry skin.

Cooling Center Locations in Hollister

Location:         Veterans’ Memorial Building, 649 San Benito Street, Hollister

Days/Hours:    September 4th and 5th: 11:00am to 6:00pm

Location:         San Benito County Free Library, 470 Fifth Street, Hollister

Days/Hours:    September 2nd and 3rd: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

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