Tracy has opened the Lolly Hansen Senior Center as an air-conditioned refuge from scorching triple-digit temperatures.
The senior center will open at 10 a.m. today so residents can rest and stay out of the heat, and firefighters will drop in occasionally to make sure no one suffers from illnesses due to heat, according to city spokesman Matt Robinson.
Officials urge people to guard against heat stroke by drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration, protect themselves with sunscreen and seek the shelter of an air-conditioned room. Officials also say it’s a good idea to install window awnings and shades.
The senior center will be open as long as there are consecutive days hotter than 100 degrees. The senior center is at 375 W. Ninth St. next to City Hall.
The public can call 831-4230 to see if the center is open to the public as a "cooling station."