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Merced County cooling centers

Merced Civic Center

678 W. 18th St., Sam Pipes Room, 5 to 9 p.m., It will remain open through Friday evening.

Atwater Community Center

768 Bellevue Road, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Los Banos Miller-Lux Building

830 Sixth St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gustine Al Gorman Center

741 Linden Ave., hours to be decided

Merced County Library

All branches open during their regular business hours. For a list of branch locations, go to or call (209) 385-7643

For updated information on cooling centers, call (209) 385-7379 or (800) 423-5870.

Merced County's "Dial-A-Ride" program is offering free rides to local cooling centers. Dial-A-Ride buses will pick up individuals who need transportation to the cooling centers until 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Friday. Transportation will be provided to the closest available cooling center only. For more information on Dial-A-Ride, please call (209) 384-3111. Under an Extreme Heat Advisory, Dial-A-Ride will be waiving its normal age/disability restrictions.