UPDATE (June 24, 7:45 p.m.) — The city of Arvin said PG&E continues to have issues with “additional complications” as crews work to restore power and power was lost at the emergency cooling center at Bear Mountain Elementary School.

Officials have opened a cooling center at Sierra Vista Elementary School at 300 Franklin St. Officials said it will remain open until services are fully restored. Pets can not be accommodated at the Sierra Vista Elementary center, city officials said.


ARVIN, Calif. (KGET) — As of noon on Friday, the City of Arvin opened a cooling center at Bear Mountain Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 1501 Hood St., according to a press release by the city.

This location will remain open until services are fully restored, according to the release. Water, seating and AC will be provided, but pets are not allowed.


As of 4:37 p.m. the City of Arvin opened a second cooling center, according to a press release by the City of Arvin. The cooling center is located at the Veteran’s Hall at 414 4th Ave. in Arvin.

The release says, food boxes and water distribution will begin at 5 p.m.


The City of Arvin announced it is opening an emergency cooling center amid triple-digit heat and a widespread power outage that began Wednesday evening around 5 p.m.

The cooling center is located in the City Hall Council Chambers at 200 Campus Drive in Arvin and opens at 12 p.m. Thursday.

The space will offer seating, water and air conditioning. Pets are not allowed.

The city strongly encourages anyone using the space to wear a mask. Mask will also be provided.

More than 5,000 residents are still without power after a lighting bolt struck a piece of PG&E’s equipment during Wednesday’s storm. Power is expected to be restored around 12 p.m. Friday.

The cooling center is a partnership between Arvin, Kern County Emergency Services and the Red Cross.

For more information on the cooling center, call 661-854-3134.