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Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
Saturday June 29th, 2013 :: 12:39 p.m. PDT


Sunnyvale Opens City Facilities as Cooling Centers

Sunnyvale city officials have opened up cooling centers for residents needing relief from the expected high temperatures throughout the Bay Area this weekend. The following city facilities will be available for citizens Saturday and Sunday as cooling centers:

The Sunnyvale Community Center – located at 550 E. Remington Dr. will be available between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
The Columbia Neighborhood Center – located at 785 Morse Ave. will be available between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
The Sunnyvale Library – located at 665 W. Olive Ave. will be operating its normal weekend schedule Saturday hours 10:00-6:00pm Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System, Santa Clara County Fire Chiefs Association, and the Public Health Department offer the following tips for hot weather safety. Tips for Safety:
• Drink plenty of liquids. Drink water and sports drinks—even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar, because they cause your body to lose fluids.
• Limit physical activity. Avoid physical activity during the hottest time of the day—10am-3pm.
• NEVER leave people or pets in a closed, parked car.
• Stay in air-conditioned areas. Help keep cool by spending time at malls, libraries, movie theatres, and community centers.
• Cool off by taking a bath or shower. Cool, plain water baths or moist towels work best. Do not cool children in alcohol baths. • Wear cool clothing. Lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing can help you keep cool. Cotton clothes are good because they let sweat evaporate.
• Do not bundle babies. Babies do not handle heat well because their sweat glands are not fully developed. Do not put them in blankets or heavy clothing.
• Cover your head. Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella when outdoors because your head absorbs heat easily.
• Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher when outdoors.
• Rest often in shady areas. Find shady places to cool down when outdoors.
For additional heat prevention information and for tips in multiple languages go to

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-730-7100

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