Clackamas County opens cooling centers in Damascus, Estacada
Although its cool and cloudy today, temperatures in Clackamas and East Multnomah Counties are expected to reach 90-100 degrees this weekend. Clackamas County officials have identified cooling centers where residents can cool down and relax during the heat wave. In particular, residents who do not otherwise have access to cool places are encouraged to visit the centers. They will be open through Sunday, June 5.
Cooling centers are located at:
Damascus Community Church
14251 S.E. Rust Way, Damascus
Open to the public when temperatures reach 90 degrees between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Estacada Community Center
200 S.W. Club House Drive, Estacada
Please call for hours.
County officials also want to remind residents that plan to be outdoors to take precautions, including remaining in shaded areas, wearing wide-brimmed hats and loose-fitting clothes, staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 14. Additionally, older adults or people with disabilities should be checked on during the heat wave.
Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps and increased thirst. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention or call 911.