Beat the Heat at Cooling Centers

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There are many ways to stay safe when temperatures rise and Heat Advisories go into effect.

The best protection against heat-related illness is air conditioning and drinking lots of water. If you are unable to keep cool where you are, you can call a local cooling center to be sure they are open, and head on over sipping cold water along the way.

Common criteria for the opening of a cooling center includes:

    • National Weather Service has issued a “Heat Advisory” warning
    • Temperatures are over 91oF for longer than 2 hours.
    • “Heat index” (or the “Feels like”) temperature is over 95oF for any period of time.

Should any of these conditions occur, you can check in with any of the following locations about hours and space availability.

Delonis Center
312 W. Huron St, Ann Arbor
(734) 662-2829, extension 254
Call for specific cooling center hours

Ann Arbor Public Library District (all branches are available as cooling centers during regular business hours)

Mondays:                      10am-9pm

Tuesdays-Fridays:         9am-9pm

Saturdays:                    9am-6pm

Sundays:                      12-6pm

Downtown Library

343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104(734)327-4200 - Google Maps
Public Transit: Located across Fifth Avenue from the Blake Transit Center on AATA Bus Routes #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #12A, #12B, #13, #15, #16, #18 & the Link.

Pittsfield Branch

2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103(734)327-4200 - Google Maps
Public Transit: AATA Bus Route #16

Malletts Creek Branch

3090 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108(734)327-4200 - Google Maps
Public Transit: AATA Bus Route #5 & Route #7

West Branch

2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103(734)327-4200 - Google Maps
Public Transit: AATA Bus Route #8, Route #12A & Route #15

Traverwood Branch

3333 Traverwood Drive (at Huron Parkway), Ann Arbor, MI 48105 - Google Maps
Public Transit: AATA Bus Route #1 & Route #2

 

Also remember that the good people over at Washtenaw County Public Health have a great deal of information available to you to prevent, recognize or respond to a heat emergency. Find that information on their County website or on the Public Health blog.

 

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