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
503-266-2970
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.

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Denny’s Restaurant
503-263-3193
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
503-266-3394
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.

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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 pic.twitter.com/V65qjMcevz

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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