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Monrovia Officials Brace for Hazardous Heat Wave

The city will set up a cooling station for residents as temperatures are expected to reach 105 degrees in town by the end of the week.

Monrovia officials are bracing for a hazardous heatwave expected to drive temperatures into the triple digits for the rest of the week.

The city has set up a cooling station in the Monroe room of the Monrovia Community Center. The area is open to residents "who need escape from the hazardous conditions," according to a city news release.

"The combination of hot temperatures and increased humidity will create a prolonged period of well above normal and possibly dangerous heat," the NWS wrote in its hazardous weather warning released Tuesday.

The station will begin operation at noon Wednesday and stay open until 8 p.m. Friday. The climate-controlled will also remain open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

The 's CERT volunteers will also check in on the city's elderly by phone and by going door-to-door, according to the city.

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