Today’s the first full day of summer.
And just to remind you that summer has arrived Mother Nature is expected to send the high today up to 104 degrees. Then on Saturday it is expected to hit 107 degrees before dropping to 102 Sunday and cooling off to 97 degrees on Monday.
The City of Manteca is opening its cooling center at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, today, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. It is open to anyone in Manteca in the need to cool down but may lack air conditioning or other amenities to do so.
The message that the cooling center is open is relayed to the community through a number of ways including Facebook postings, flyers and A-frame signs. Manteca Police community resource officers working with the homeless advise them of the center being open as well.
Those using the cooling centers are not allowed to bring animals (with the exception of service animals). Tobacco products, cigarettes, and alcohol are not allowed nor are any personnel property with the exception of backpacks.
The heat will be relatively dry as the National Weather Service expects it to peak at between 10 and 15 percent. North wind gusts are anticipated between 20 and 30 mph.
The weather service is warning of:
*High heat risk to the general population, and especially sensitive groups.
*Potential for heat-related illness to humans, pets, and livestock with long outdoor exposure.
*High fire weather danger potential with easier fire starts and rapid spread.
For more information call the Cooling Center Hotline at 209.456.8080 or visit the city website at www.ci.manteca.ca.us.
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