Extreme Temperatures Expected This Weekend

With an extreme heat warning and high temperatures expected, the Twentynine Palms Senior Center at 6539 Adobe Road in downtown Twentynine Palms is open to the public as a cooling center for area residents. The center will be open Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 7, from 12PM to 5PM for residents and community members.

The center is located across the street from the Twentynine Palms Fire Department and next to the Basin Transit Center. The Senior Center is climate-controlled and equipped with a backup generator in case of power outages. If the heat index remains at 115°F or higher or other conditions necessitate, the center will stay open for extended hours.

Water will be available; however, there is no food service.

Please, NO PETS. Pets are NOT allowed inside the building. Service animals are the only animals permitted inside the facility. Please keep pets indoors at home whenever possible, provide a shaded area with plenty of clean water to drink, or wet down a shaded area for them to cool off in. Please do not walk your pets until the early morning or late evening, as the pavement is extremely hot and will burn their paws. For pet and animal information, please contact Palms N Paws Animal Shelter at (760) 367-0157.

For assistance, residents can call the Twentynine Palms Senior Center at (760) 361-1410.


During hot weather, seniors, infants, young children, and people with chronic health conditions are most vulnerable to health problems and should take extra precautions. Residents should check on elderly family members, neighbors, and friends to make sure they are safe and comfortable.

Everyone is advised to drink plenty of fluids, wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing, and pace themselves when outdoors. Limit outdoor activity to early morning or evening hours.

If you or someone you know if feeling ill from the heat, remove them from the heat immediately, offer water, and seek medical help or call 911.