The term “Cooling Center” refers to a location, typically an air-conditioned or cooled building, that has been designated as a site to provide respite and safety during extreme heat.
The County of Tehama has set temperature thresholds that, once met, allow for the operation of a Cooling Center. Once daytime temperatures reach or exceed 106F AND nighttime temperatures remain above 80F for TWO (2) consecutive days the County’s Office of Emergency Services can activate a Cooling Center. If a PSPS event occurs during extreme heat there may be exceptions to these thresholds to offer a place to go during a power outage for those who may not have an alternative power source.
The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office closely monitors our extreme weather and will notify the public when Cooling Centers will be activated and operational. The location and hours of availability will be released to the public upon activation.