Sierra Vista Mall is the Official Cool Zone for the City of Clovis
When it reaches 100 degrees plus....
Jun 11, 2012
Date: June 11, 2012
Contact: Fire Chief: Lee Kraft 324-2200
Public Information Officer: Chad Fitzgerald 593-3289
Sierra Vista Mall Serves as Cooling Center During Extreme Heat
With summer temperatures beginning to creep up, Sierra Vista Mall has partnered with the City of Clovis to serve residents during periods of extreme heat. Residents are welcome to stay cool at Sierra Vista Mall Monday through Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm on any day when the National Weather Service predicts Clovis temperatures to be 105 degrees or greater. While there, participants can expect a cool environment, and access complimentary water at the customer service booth. Non-service animals are not allowed in the mall. All Clovis residents are reminded to take the following safety precautions during extreme heat:
Slow Down - Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily at home.
Dress for Summer - Lightweight light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.
Eat Right - Fruits and vegetables help the body maintain an appropriate balance. Avoid fatty foods that can cause the body to increase metabolic heat production which increases water loss.
Stay Hydrated - Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids. Your body needs to keep cool and drinking even if you don't feel thirsty. Persons who have epilepsy, heart/kidney or liver disease, are on fluid restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids.
Check on At-Risk Family/Friends - During extreme heat conditions, check twice a day on friends and family members who are elderly, medically fragile or have limited access to adequate cooling.
Protect Your Pets - Bring pets inside during the hottest time of the day. Never leave pets in a parked car. Provide plenty of fresh water and shade for outdoor pets.