Beaverton, Hillsboro To Open Cooling Centers At Libraries Sunday (Latest News)

The Beaverton City Library is making preparations to launch an after-hours cooling center on Sunday evening, August 7, in anticipation of yet another day of scorching temperatures over the course of the upcoming weekend.

Maximum temperatures during the daytime According to those who forecast the weather, the temperature on Sunday will come close to 100 degrees. This heat comes on the heels of a heat wave that swept through western Oregon the previous week, bringing with it temperatures in the mid-to-high-90s and low-100s for several consecutive days.

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In addition, Hillsboro has opened up four cooling facilities in response to the heat wave that occurred on Sunday. They can be found at the Hidden Creek Community Center, which can be found at 5100 N.E. Hidden Creek Dr., the Brookwood Library, which can be found at 2859 NE Brookwood Pkwy., the Shute Park Library, which can be found at 775 S.E. 10th Ave., and the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, which can be found right next door to the library.

Additionally, water stations will be installed at Shute Park and in the downtown area of Hillsboro at the intersection of Second Avenue and Main Street. A third can be located close to Dairy Creek Park, close to the Winco that is in the area.

Another way to cool off on Sunday will be available at the fountain that is located in Beaverton City Park, which will be operational throughout the day.

There will be police officers on hand in Beaverton to conduct welfare checks on anyone who appears to be having difficulty coping with the heat. If you observe someone who appears to be having a tough time, you can ask the police to check on them by using the non-emergency number, which is 503-629-0111.

In response, a representative for the city of Beaverton stated that the city will make its cooling facility available on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

After the library shuts on Sunday, patrons will still be able to use the library’s air-conditioned lobby. Anyone who is looking to escape the heat can stay as late as 9 o’clock in the evening, by which time the intensity of the day’s heat should be diminishing.

During the day, the Beaverton Main Library and the Murray Scholls Branch Library, which may be found at 12375 S.W. Fifth St. and 11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, respectively, are respectively designated as cooling centers. The foyer of the Fifth Street facility is the only one that will remain open on Sunday evenings until 9 o’clock.

There is no cost associated with using the cooling centers that are provided. Customers are welcome to use the library’s other amenities, including the wireless internet, power outlets, drinking fountains, and more.

Beaverton, Hillsboro To Open Cooling Centers At Libraries Sunday
Beaverton, Hillsboro To Open Cooling Centers At Libraries Sunday

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