Multnomah County opens cooling centers through Tuesday

KGW Sunrise forecast 8-26-17

PORTLAND, Ore. – Multnomah County opened three cooling centers with temperatures rising into the 90s through Tuesday.

The cooling centers opened Sunday and will remain open, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

They will be at the following locations:

  • Multnomah County Walnut Park Building, 5325 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland
  • Multnomah County East Building, 600 NE 8th St., Gresham
  • Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from noon on Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday. KGW forecaster Brian Brennan expects temperatures to be in the mid-90s Sunday and Monday.

See the latest KGW forecast

The county also had the following tips for staying cool:

  • Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids. People with health conditions such as epilepsy or heart or kidney disease should talk to a doctor before increasing their consumption.
  • Find the cool places. Visit a family member or neighbor with air conditioning, or go to the nearest public library, shopping mall or other cooled space.
  • Dress for the weather. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
  • Never wait in a parked vehicle or leave a child, elder or pet waiting in a parked car. Temperatures inside parked vehicles can rise dangerously high -- even with the windows open.
  • Slow down. Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities until the heat of the day has passed.
  • Stay out of the sun. Sunburn interferes with the skin’s ability to cool.
  • Take a cool bath, shower or sponge bath. Cool water can help cool an overheated body.
  • Pay attention to older adults, people with disabilities or health conditions.
  • Check on those who are at-risk at least twice a day.

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