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As temperatures approach 100 degrees in town, cooling centers could be a useful option for locals. 

With temperatures in the Lake Oswego area nearing 100 degrees from Monday through Friday, July 25-29, residents who don't have access to air conditioning may want to check out local establishments where they can cool off.

The primary cooling centers in town are the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Lake Oswego Public Library, which is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (it is also open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday).

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the greater Portland metro area from noon Monday to 9 p.m. Thursday.

"Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities," a release read.

The city of Lake Oswego also posted on Facebook that garbage recycling collection would take place earlier in the day this week due to the heat.


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