Beaverton to open cooling centers during next heat wave
Another heat wave is coming for Oregon starting Thursday.
While the state won't see the same temperatures from June's "heat dome," it's still going to be a hot one, with Beaverton forecast to see a high of 101 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday.
Based on forecasted high temperatures, Beaverton Emergency Management, in partnership with @BeavertonLib, will be activating a cooling center in the Cathy Stanton Conference Room of the main library:— Beaverton City Library (@BeavertonLib) July 28, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 6-8 PM
Friday, July 30, 6-8 PM
The city announced that it will be offering a cooling center in the Cathy Stanton Room of the Beaverton City Library's main location, located at Southwest Hall Boulevard and Fifth Street. The center will be open both Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, and will be open from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on both days.
Members of the community can cool off, charge their devices, use the WiFi and get water. Restrooms will also be available.
The Beaverton City Library also announced that both of its locations will be open for anyone who needs to escape the heat. The locations are at 12375 S.W. Fifth St., accessible by TriMet bus lines 52, 76, and 78; and 11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102, accessible by lines 62 and 92.
The libraries will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Aug. 1, the library will be open from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Washington County from 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 31.
High temperatures are expected to peak during the day on Friday. The forecast high temperature on Thursday is 97 degrees, rising to 101 degrees Friday, before gradually cooling over the weekend.
To find a list of other Washington County area locations of cooling centers, visit their website.
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