The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a cooling center due to a power outage at Desert Sun Mobile Home Park at 1741 W. Wetmore Rd. Tucson, Az..

The cooling center is at Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center at 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd., Tucson, 85705 and will be open to provide a respite from the heat.

Currently, there are nearly 25 mobile homes without power and air conditioning, which is impacting 20-25 families and 30-40 kids, according to the Red Cross.

For families with young children, the summer school break is upon us. The start of the warmer summer weather, backyard BBQ’s and definitely the time to jump in the pool and keep cool.
Pool safety is a year-round priority in Arizona and in Pinal County, but during the summer peak swimming season, it becomes critical that everyone practices good pool safety habits.  This means a heightened sense of awareness when young children are around the pool.

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) coordinates interactive mapping for the Heat-Relief-Regional-Network">Heat Relief Network, a collaboration of municipalities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities, and businesses that accept water donations or provide hydration and refuge from heat for people in need. The goal of the Heat Relief Network is to prevent heat-related deaths and illnesses.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 7 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab National Forest due to strong winds and low relative humidity.

Visitors to the Kaibab National Forest are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the affected area, including in developed campgrounds.

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