Heat Advisory & Cooling Stations

San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Francisco until 9:00 pm Saturday September 2.  Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days.  Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people who are sick as well as pets.

The following City and County of San Francisco facilities will act as cooling centers due to the high temperatures expected tomorrow. For information about cooling centers and city services and information call 3-1-1.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Swimming Pools
All pools will be open and free to the public Saturday, September 2:
·         King Pool – 5701 3rd Street
·         Sava Pool- 19th Ave & Wawona Street
·         North Beach pool – 651 Lombard Ave
·         Coffman Pool – 1701 Visitation Ave
·         Hamilton Pool – Geary Avenue& Steiner Street
·         Garfield Pool- 26th Street & Harrison Street
San Francisco Public Libraries
The following libraries have air conditioning:
·         San Francisco Main Library – 100 Larkin Street
·         Mission Bay – 960 Fourth Street
·         North Beach – 850 Columbus Avenue
·         Potrero Hill  – 1616 20th Street
·         Chinatown – 1135 Powell Street
·         Glen Park – 2825 Diamond Street
Additional City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers
The following cooling centers will be open in partnership with non-profit partners:
·         The Salvation Army, 1156 Valencia Street
·         The Salvation Army, 360 Fourth Street
·         The Salvation Army, 1450 Powell Street
·         Jewish Community Center of San Francisco -3200 California Street
The public is urged to take make measures to stay healthy and safe during extreme temperatures:
·         Drink plenty of water
·         Wear light clothing
·         Stay inside in a cool place, if possible
·         Wear a hat if you must go outside
·         Avoid strenuous activity
·         Prepare for the heat by pulling shades down during the day and keeping windows open at night
·         Use damp cloths on your neck, head and chest to cool down
·         Please do not leave animals and any vulnerable individuals in a hot home or car without supervision.
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone you know is having a medical emergency or showing signs of a heat stroke. Symptoms include:
·         Extremely high body temperature 103°+
·         Difficulty breathing
·         Red, hot, dry skin (with no sweating)
·         Rapid, strong pulse
·         Throbbing headache
·         Dizziness
·         Nausea
·         Mental Confusion
·         Delirium
·         Hallucinations
·         Chills
·         Unconsciousness
San Francisco will activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support field operations, coordinate responding agencies, and provide public information as necessary from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday September 2.  Media inquiries should be directed to the EOC Public Information Officer at 415-558-2712 or 415-558-2776 or dempress@sfgov.org.