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City opening up 6 cooling centers to help residents during extreme heat

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The City of El Paso is activating its six cooling centers starting Wednesday to help residents deal with the triple-digit temperatures.

The city said the cooling centers provide an indoor, air-conditioned environment for people throughout the day.

The six stations are located at:

• Galatzan Rec Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr.

• Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr.

• Veterans Rec Center, 5301 Salem Dr.

• Chamizal Rec Center, 2101 Cypress Ave.

• Valle Bajo Community Center, 7380 Alameda Ave.

• Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11620 Vista del Sol Dr.

The cooling centers will open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.


Residents in need of a fan for their homes can request one for free by dialing 2-1-1. Fan donations are accepted at any El Paso and Horizon Fire Stations.

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