Cooling Centers

Cooling Centers

The Tulare County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program coordinates the operation of Cooling Centers throughout the County during the summer months.  Cooling Centers are operated voluntarily by their respective owners, as a service to the community. These facilities are equipped with air conditioning, seating, and restrooms, and may also provide vending machines, reading materials, and/or activities. Contact Cooling Centers near you to find out what services are offered and the hours of operation. 

During extreme heat emergencies with high overnight temperatures, additional 24x7 Cooling Centers may be activated to assist the public.

If you believe that you have a medical emergency related to the heat, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Also, please remember your animals and pets: they can overheat as well, and suffer from heat stress.

Thinking about visiting a Cooling Center because your utility bill is too high?  Contact 2-1-1 of Tulare County to see if you qualify for assistance programs. Still hot, but don't want to visit a Cooling Center?  How about a trip to your local movie theater, or family member's/friend's house?

The following map displays all current Cooling Centers locations within the County:

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Agency News

Drought Status Updates

Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought."

Cooling Centers

Cooling Centers

Voluntary Cooling Centers are operated throughout Tulare County during the summer months. For a map, locations, and additional information, click below...

Excessive Heat - What to Do

Excessive Heat - What to Do

When temperatures are forecasted to reach 105 degrees and evening temperatures stay at 80 degrees for at least three consecutive days, Tulare County Public Health reminds community members to focus on staying cool and avoiding heat reactions.