Cooling center in BI Thursday, Friday

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Aug. 12-14.

Bainbridge Island Emergency Management coordinator Anne LeSage will open a cooling center at the Senior Community Center at 370 Brien Drive SE Thursday and Friday from 2-8 p.m. The city activates its cooling center when there are four or more hours over 90 degrees.

COVID-19 protocols are still in effect. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while inside the center.

Individuals who need transportation can request a ride on Kitsap Transit’s BI Ride. Rides may be requested for pickup until 3:50 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. To schedule a ride, call 1.844.4BI.RIDE.

Individuals who need transportation after 3:50 p.m. may call the center at 206-842-1616 to request a ride. The city is partnering with Island Volunteer Caregivers to coordinate transportation to and from the center after 3:50 p.m. both days.