UPDATED: Cooling Stations Planned for Twin Cities


By The Chronicle

In preparation for projected temperatures in the triple digits this week, cooling stations are being set up in Chehalis and Centralia.

The city of Centralia announced Tuesday that city hall will serve as a cooling station from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. City hall is located at 118 W. Maple Street.

Water will be provided during those times.

Lewis County Fire District 6 announced Wednesday morning it would open its main station at 2123 Jackson Highway in Chehalis as a cooling station as well.

Cooling station hours at that location are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

To prevent heat related illnesses and injuries, the Centralia Police Department is encouraging residents to stay in air-conditioned indoor areas as much as possible, drink plenty of fluids, wear lightweight clothing or sunscreen and take cool showers or baths.

Children and pets should never be left in cars.