Cooling Centers Now Open in Canby to Help Residents Deal with Severe Heat

It’s hot. How hot is it? It’s so hot that the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory this week and emergency cooling centers have opened across Clackamas County, for any residents needing shelter from the severe heat.

There are three in Canby:

Canby Adult Center
1250 S. Ivy Street, Canby 97013
Mondays – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open to the general public during regular hours.

Denny’s Restaurant
1369 SE 1st Avenue, Canby 97013
Available for those needing to cool off for an hour. No obligation to buy. Open 24/7.

Canby Public Library
220 NE 2nd Avenue, Canby 97013
Mondays – Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to the general public during regular hours.

Tim Gordon on Twitter

At Denny’s in Canby they say come on in and beat the heat. You can stay up to an hour without buying anything, just to cool off. Customers think that’s nice. I bet they’ll give you a glass of water, too. @KGWNews

Other tips for staying safe and cool in the sweltering weather:

  • Avoid the sun and strenuous activity.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air-conditioned facility.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty. Those on fluid-restricted diets or taking diuretics should first consult their physician.
  • Stay in shaded areas whenever working outdoors.
  • Be sure your pets have plenty of water and shaded areas.
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