Beat the Heat at Cooling Centers
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.
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)
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.
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.