Tucson opens cooling stations to fight extreme warmth

In an effort to satisfy the necessity for respite from excessive temperatures this summer time, the town of Tucson opened cooling facilities this week.

These stations, one in every ward, will probably be open seven days every week, from noon-4 p.m., and closed for holidays on June 19 and July 4, officers mentioned.

The facilities for every ward are:

  • Ward 1: El Rio Middle, 1390 W. Speedway
  • Ward 2: Udall Sr. Middle, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
  • Ward 3: Donna Liggins, 2160 N. sixth Ave.
  • Ward 4: Clements, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
  • Ward 5: El Pueblo, 101 W. Irvington Rd., Constructing 9
  • Ward 6: Randolph Middle, 200 S. Alvernon Means

The cooling facilities will keep open primarily based on utilization, with assets directed to places that present essentially the most want, officers mentioned.

Town “is taking steps to guard our most weak residents as temperatures start to rise,” mentioned Mayor Regina Romero. “Our youngsters, the aged, people who’re unsheltered, and people with out air-con are most in danger.”

Along with these cooling stations, the Tucson Pima Collaboration to Finish Homelessness has a listing of extra cooling facilities and places for water and provides.

These further places the place folks can get out of the warmth and solar embody:

  • Salvation Military Hospitality Home, 1002 N Predominant Ave., Open seven days every week, midday to five p.m.
  • Primavera Basis, 702 S. sixth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701, Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Sister Jose Girls’s Middle, 1050 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, Open Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
  • Grace St Paul’s Episcopalian Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from noon-4 p.m.
  • La Frontera RAPP, 1082 E. Ajo Means , Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kino Service Middle, 2797 E. Ajo Means, Tucson, AZ 85713 , Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed holidays
  • Rio Nuevo One Cease, 320 N. Commerce Middle Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745 , Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on holidays