More cooling centers to open Sunday, Aug. 7.
Multnomah County and the city of Portland will offer expanded cooling centers Sunday, Aug. 7, when temperates are expected to soar over 100.
The centers will not open overnight, however, because temperates are expected to cool off by late evening. That is far different than the last heat wave that saw seven days with temperatures of 95 degrees and above.
"We're relieved that this heat event does not look to be as long or as severe as the last one,'' said Brendon Haggerty of the Multnomah County Health Department. "We're watching the weather and smoke carefully, and in addition to being shorter and less intense than last month's event, our bodies and behavior have acclimated a bit more to the heat."
Cooling options include libraries and the Lloyd Center, which will remain open until 10 p.m. Sunday. For up-to-date information, call 211 or visit www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot.
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