The heat is definitely on! The borderland is currently in the middle of a heat wave as triple-digit temperatures take over the forecast. Tuesday’s afternoon high reached a burning 104 in the El Paso area!

Afternoon highs for Wednesday are expected to reach 105 degrees and weekend temperatures are expected to be the hottest of the week with afternoon highs expected to hit 106 degrees.

The city of El Paso knows that the Summer heat can be tough for locals who may not have the proper air conditioning in their homes and they’re hoping to help relieve those residents with cooling centers across the city.

“With triple-digit temperatures forecasted for the next week 10 days, the City of El Paso is activating its cooling centers starting on Wednesday, June 8,” read a post on El Paso’s Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Officials strongly urge those most vulnerable in our community such as senior residents to stay as cool as they can this Summer to avoid any heat-related illnesses.

Cooling centers will be provided all across El Paso to ensure locals in all parts of town have access to a cooling center near their homes.

These cooling centers will provide an indoor, air-conditioned, environment for residents to visit and cool down throughout the day.

FREE cooling station locations:

• Galatzan Rec Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr.

• Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr.

• Veterans Rec Center, 5301 Salem Dr.

• Chamizal Rec Center, 2101 Cypress Ave.

• Valle Bajo Community Center, 7380 Alameda Ave.

• Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11620 Vista del Sol Dr.

Cooling station hours of operations:

• Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Friday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

And don’t forget that if you are in need of a fan for your home you can request a FREE one by dialing 2-1-1- or by Clicking Here.

Fan donations are still being accepted at any El Paso and Horizon Fire Stations.

For more information about heat safety, please visit


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