Several cities across the Central Coast are opening up temporary cooling centers during the heat wave.
The Excessive Heat Watch issued by the National Weather Service for much of Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County will take effect Saturday through Monday.
Here are the locations and opening hours of cooling centers in San Luis Obispo County:
- Paso Robles
- Paso Robles City Hall and Library - Wednesday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept 5 from 12 - 6 p.m.
- The Senior Center and the Veterans Center are public facilities and open to seniors and veterans in need of cooling during their regularly posted business hours.
- Atascadero Library - Upstairs Community Room - Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4 from 12 - 5 p.m.
Here are the locations and opening hours of cooling centers in Santa Barbara County:
- Carpinteria Community Library - Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Buellton Library - Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Buellton Senior Center - Daily from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (please call first to ensure staff are available - 805-688-4571)
- Goleta Library- Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (The library will be closed in observance of Labor Day)
- Cuyama Library - Saturday through Monday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.