NEVADA COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Eric Rood Administrative Center
Nevada City, Nevada
MADE INACTIVE ON 12/16/22
The National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Saturday morning 9/3/22 through Tuesday evening 9/6/22. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people, especially the very young, senior citizens, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions. Nevada County's Office of Emergency Services partners with Nevada County Public Health to review our plans for Excessive Heat Emergencies during high-heat events.
Nevada County's Department of Social Services is activating Cooling Centers for residents due to extreme daytime temperatures and minimal overnight recovery. Beat the Heat at Cooling Centers this Weekend
Residents can beat the heat in cool public places, like your local Nevada County Library branch, grocery stores, or movie theaters.
- Thu 9/1 and Fri 9/2 - Grass Valley Library and Madelyn Helling Library (Nevada City) are open until 6:00 p.m., and the Penn Valley Library is open until 4:00 p.m.
- Sat 9/3 through Tue 9/6 - Cooling Centers will open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Air-conditioned space and water will be available. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed, and both locations are ADA accessible. Library desk services will only be available during regular library hours, but residents can access the Wi-Fi and look at the materials while using the space.
In the event of extreme heat events, COOLING CENTERS / COOLING SHELTERS will be activated by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (NC OES) and the Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD).https://www.mynevadacounty.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3189
A Cooling Center is a temporary air-conditioned public space set up by local authorities to deal with the health effects of extreme heat over an extended period of time. Cooling Centers are meant to prevent hyperthermia, especially among the elderly without air conditioning at home. Cooling Centers provide shade, and water, along with referrals to social services. Due to the potentiality of rotating power outages, charging stations may also be made available. Information on Cooling Centers will be provided on an event-by-event basis.