Cooling centers open in Western Oregon

With temperatures possibly reaching a record-breaking 110 degrees in some areas, the weekend will be dangerously hot through Monday.

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 5:52 PM
Updated: Jun 27, 2021 1:43 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – In preparation for the upcoming extreme heat this weekend, cities and counties in Western Oregon planned to open cooling centers to help those in need.

With temperatures possibly reaching a record-breaking 110 degrees in some areas, the weekend will be dangerously hot through Monday, and it’s important people take precautions to keep themselves, their families and their pets safe.

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According to the National Weather Service, the anticipated temperatures are 20 to 30 degrees above normal for late June, and overnight lows will also be unseasonably warm.

The Lane Transit District will be offering free rides to and from cooling centers this weekend. Passengers will just need to share their plans with the driver so they are not charged a fare. Masks must be worn on LTD buses.

Below is a full list of cooling centers planned in our area:

BENTON COUNTY

  • Corvallis Community Center
    • June 26 and 27 from 11 am. to 7 p.m.
    • Prioritized for seniors
    • 2601 NW Tyler Ave.
    • Air conditioning, water, ice and snacks available
  • Men’s Cold Weather Shelter
    • June 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 211 SE Chapman Place, Corvallis
    • Misters, water, ice, snacks, fans and shade available
  • Monroe Arts Association
    • June 27 from noon to 6 p.m.
    • 175 S. 5th St.
    • Air conditioning, misters, water, ice and snacks available
  • Peace Lutheran Church
    • June 26 and 27 from noon to 6 p.m.
    • 2540 Applegate St., Philomath
    • Air conditioning, water, ice and snacks available
  • Alsea School
    • June 26 and 27 from noon to 6 p.m.
    • 301 S. 3rd St.
    • Air conditioning, water, ice and snacks available

DOUGLAS COUNTY

  • Roseburg Senior Center
    • June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • June 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • 1614 SE Stephens St. 
    • No age restrictions
    • Water and masks available
    • Capacity limited to 150 with masks or 50 if some go without
  • Roseburg Public Library
    • June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Masks required
  • Fir Grove Splash Pad
    • Daily from 10 a.m. to dusk
    • Fir Grove Park, 572 W Stewart Park Drive, Roseburg
  • Foursquare Gospel Center
    • June 27 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • 540 SE Main St., Winston

LANE COUNTY

  • Lane Events Center in Eugene
    • June 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Main Performance Hall in the Convention Center
    • Water and snacks available
    • Capacity set at more than 600 people
  • Cottage Grove Community Center
    • June 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to sundown
    • 700 E Gibbs Ave.
    • Masks required
  • King's Grace Church
    • June 26 and 27 from 1 p.m. to midnight
    • 48 E 18th Ave., Junction City
    • Cool refreshments and snacks available
  • Junction City Baptist Church
    • June 26 and 27 from 1 p.m. to midnight
    • 28957 W. 18th Ave.
    • Cool refreshments and snacks available

LINN COUNTY

  • Albany Public Library
    • June 26 and 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • 2450 14th Ave.
  • CHANCE
    • June 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • 231 Lyons Street, Albany
  • First Christian Church Soup Kitchen
    • June 26 and 27 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • 170 E Grant Street, Lebanon
  • River Center
    • June 26 and 27 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • 300 S Santiam Highway, Lebanon
  • Sweet Home City Hall
    • June 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • 3225 Main Street
  • Sweet Home Public Library
    • June 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • 1101 13th Ave.
  • Sweet Home Police Station
    • June 26 and 27 from noon to 8 p.m.
    • 1950 Main St.

Additional locations will be added to the list as they are announced.

Stay with KEZI 9 News for the latest information about where to cool down when the weather heats up.

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