Las Vegas Sun

September 19, 2019

Currently: 82° — Complete forecast

Here’s where cooling stations are in Las Vegas

Extreme Heat for Southwest

People cool off with a water mist along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Extreme Heat for Southwest

Matthew Santos, left, and Anthony Welch cool off with cold bottles of water while taking a break from busking, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Las Vegas. Desert areas of the Southwest are bracing for another day of extreme heat. (AP Photo/John Locher) Launch slideshow »

After the heat-related deaths of three homeless people last week, Southern Nevada officials are encouraging at-risk populations — homeless, elderly and low-income residents — to seek refuge at cooling stations during this week’s heatwave.

With an excessive heat warning in place through Friday, when the high temperature is expected to reach 113 degrees, the stations provide a cool environment with water and air conditioning.

Heat has been a contributing factor in 32 deaths this year in Clark County, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. In 2017, there were 180 deaths in which heat was a contributing factor; there were 97 such deaths in 2016 and 62 in 2015.

Cooling stations will be open until Sept. 30 at Catholic Charities, Salvation Army and Shade Tree, all of which are in the homeless corridor near Owens Avenue and Foremaster Lane in the east valley.

There are also 10 temporary pop-up cooling stations across the valley, with half of the stations accommodating pets, that will operate through Saturday.

Meantime, county officials say they're always looking for other entities to step up and offer relief from the heat.

“We encourage any faith group, civic group, anybody who has a facility that would like to open their doors and like to participate as a cooling station,” said Michele Fuller-Hallauer, the Clark County Social Service manager.

To help, contact helphope[email protected]

Here is a list of cooling stations, open through today :

Cambridge Recreation Center

3930 Cambridge St.

(702) 455-7169

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday

Accommodates pets

Hollywood Recreation Center

1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

(702) 455-0566

6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Accommodates pets

Walnut Recreation Center

3075 N. Walnut Road

(702) 455-8402

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Accommodates pets

Dula Gymnasium

441 East Bonanza Road

(702) 229-6307

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Downtown Recreation Center in Henderson

105 W. Basic Road

(702) 267-4040

6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas

1625 W. Carey Ave.

Phone: (702) 455-1221

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Accommodates pets

Whitney Ranch Recreation Center in Henderson

1575 Galleria Drive

(702) 267-5850

6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Black Mountain Recreation Center in Henderson

599 Greenway Road

Phone: (702) 267-4070

6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Stupak Community Center

251 West Boston Ave.

Phone: (702) 229-2488

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday

Courtyard Homeless Resource Center

1401 Las Vegas Blvd. North

Phone: (702) 229-6117

6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Accommodates pets

Shelters opens through Sept. 30

Catholic Charities

1511 Las Vegas Blvd. North

(702) 215-4713

8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

For men

Salvation Army

35 West Owens Ave.

(702) 701-5369

11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

For adults

Shade Tree

1 West Owens Ave.

(702) 385-0072

11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

For women and children

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