BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County cooling centers are open as of today.
Several centers in Bakersfield — as well as the ones in Arvin, McFarland and Shafter — are open from 1-8 p.m. today. The Kern County Public Health Services Department said centers open when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service to be 105 degrees or higher in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valley, 108 degrees or higher in the desert areas and 95 or higher in Frazier Park.
Residents using cooling centers are encouraged to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the centers.
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Cooling centers confirmed so far include:
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY CENTERS
Arvin: Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive
Bakersfield: East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road
Bakersfield: The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street
Bakersfield: Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E Roberts Lane
Lake Isabella: Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard
Maricopa: Gusher Hall, 271 California Street
McFarland: McFarland Veterans Center, 103 W Sherwood Avenue
Shafter: Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue
Taft: Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street
Frazier Park: Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive
Rosamond: Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street
California City: Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue
Mojave: Mojave Veterans Building, 15580 O Street