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Cooling centers open as heat wave hits metro area

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Numerous cooling centers are open around the Portland metro as temperatures are set to hit triple digits.

Libraries, senior centers, community centers and other locations are offering an air conditioned escape for people trying to beat the heat.

A list of various cooling center locations throughout the region is available at 211info.org.

Emergency agencies also recommend participating in activities that will keep you cool, such as going to the movie theater, shopping at the mall or cooling off at a pool or beach.

However, if you're going outside, use sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids, while avoiding alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks.

It's also a good idea to check on older people or people with disabilities in the community who may be struggling in the heat.

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