Corvallis Retreats From the Heat

The weekend of June 26 will be a scorcher. The National Weather Services predicts Friday to get into the 90s, with Saturday peaking at 102 F and Sunday at 112 F. Older folks, infants, and people with preexisting health conditions affecting body temperature will be at higher risk of overheating. 

For folks out and about in this weather, Benton County has set up two temporary cooling centers. The first is at the Corvallis Community Center on Tyler Ave. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 26 and 27. Inside will be air conditioning, water, ice, and snacks. Seniors will be given priority at C3.  

The second center will be the Men’s Cold Weather Shelter at 211 SE Chapman Place and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 26 and 27. This shelter will have misting fans, regular fans, ice, snacks, water, and shade.  

Benton County is working to establish more cooling centers in Alsea, Monroe, and Philomath but has not posted information concerning them yet. 

For more information about the cooling centers in Corvallis, visit the County web page here. 

By Jalen Todd