Jun 5, 2024 - News

San Diego County's Cool Zones offer heat relief

Illustration of the San Diego skyline under a hot sun.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

This summer, San Diego will have Cool Zones at dozens of libraries, community centers and other locations around the county.

Why it matters: The program offers free, safe, air-conditioned shelters for residents to escape extreme heat — San Diego's most prevalent climate risk.

Zoom in: The county's list of Cool Zone sites, open now through Oct. 31, provides hours and locations.

  • Use this map to find nearby locations.
  • Call 211 to find a location and get free transportation.

Plus, the county and San Diego Gas & Electric provide free electric fans to eligible elderly residents or people with disabilities or low income with limited transportation.

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