Thursday, August 26, 2010

Valley Cooling Centers: Find Relief from the Heat

You or those you know may be sensitive to heat and this hot, hot weather is too much. The city of Fresno provides cooling centers to provide relief. This is especially important for the elderly in the valley. posted this a couple days ago,
"The forecast of high heat over the next few days has triggered activation of City of Fresno Cooling Centers today and tomorrow. Residents may visit Mosqueda Community Center, Pinedale Community Center, Ted C. Wills Community Center and the Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center for heat relief from noon until 8pm. The City will provide free bus transportation along normal routes to and from the cooling centers for residents requesting a ride. While activation does call for free swimming while pools are operational, the City of Fresno pools closed for the season when FUSD began its 2010-2011 school year."

You can call the city on days under 105 degrees to check if the cooling centers are running. 621-CITY

For those who simply can't afford to pay their skyrocketing PG&E bills. The Fresno EOC program provides Home Energy Assistance/Emergency Crisis Program for those who qualify to help them pay their PG&E bill. This assistance is up to $390. It takes 10-14 days to know if you are approved at 6-8 weeks before they pay for your bill directly to PG&E. So, apply early if you foresee not being able to pay your bill in the future. If you do have a 48 hour notice, they should be able to help more quickly. For more information click HERE or call 559-263-1135.

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