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Cooling Center Open in Roseburg Friday and Saturday

4:58 PM · Sep 8, 2022

The Roseburg Senior Center will open a cooling center Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 to offer shelter from the heat wave. The center at 1614 S.E. Stephens Street will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday with lunch and dinner being served, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday with a brunch and dinner being served. Temperatures are projected to be upwards in the high 90’s to low 100’s. “Usually right about 5-ish is when winds start picking up along the river and start pushing the heat out,” said Ruth Smith, president of the senior center Board of Directors, adding that people who camp along the river left last summer’s cooling center by about 5 p.m. The cooling center can still use donations of ice, water, sundries, soft snacks and easy-to-chew fresh fruit (bananas, etc.), oranges and socks and underwear of all sizes for women and men. Those who’d like to volunteer can sign up on the center’s volunteer application form.