Cooling Centers offer relief during heat advisory

The National Weather Service has extended Sunday's heat advisory through 6 p.m. Monday triggering cooling centers to open throughout the Metro Detroit area.

High temperatures and humidity could bring us a heat index of more than 100 degrees.

The elderly, young children, and pets are most susceptible to heat-related illness.  Under extreme heat conditions, heat stroke can occur. 

Signs for heat stroke:
Body temperature that exceeds 103 degrees
Lack of sweating
Rapid pulse
Headache, nausea, confusion and even unconsciousness. 

If someone is suffering from these symptoms, call 911 and try to help cool the victim to 101 or 102 degrees.

Extreme heat can be dangerous, so remember to take these precautions.

Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
Reduce your intake of caffeinated beverages.
Avoid strenuous outdoor work
Wear lightweight clothing.
Stay cool indoors.
Take cool showers or baths.
Check on elderly, disabled or ill friends and relatives regularly.
Do not leave children or pets in parked cars.
Make sure your pets have access to plenty of fresh water.

Based on anticipated high temperatures, the Detroit Public Schools Community District will implement a three-hour early release for all schools, Monday, June 18, 2018.

Schools that have planned promotional ceremonies please contact your school  for more information.

Here's a list of several cooling centers you or someone you know can go for relief from the heat. 

Detroit's cooling centers: 

Recreation Centers

Adam / Butzel Center, 10500 Lyndon
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Butzel Family, 7737 Kercheval
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Clemente Center, 2631 Bagley
Monday - Friday 1-9 p.m.

Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser Road 
Monday - Friday 1-9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Dr. 
Monday - Friday 6 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Drive 
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Heilmann Center, 19601 Crusade
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lasky Center, 13200 Fenelon
Monday - Friday 1-9 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. 10 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere 
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Williams Center, 8431 Rosa Parks
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Libraries

Main Library,  5201 Woodward Avenue, (313) 481-1300 
Tuesday and Wednesday Noon - 8 p.m. | Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Campbell Branch, 8733 W. Vernor, (313) 481-1550 
Monday and Wednesday Noon - 8 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Chaney Branch,16101 Grand River, (313) 481-1570
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday Noon - 8 p.m.

Chase Branch,17731 W. Seven Mile, (313) 481-1580 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday: Noon - 8 p.m.

Conely Branch, 4600 Martin, (313) 481-1590 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday: Noon - 8 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday: Noon - 8 p.m.

Hubbard Branch - 12929 W. McNichols, (313) 481-1750
Monday, Wednesday: Noon - 8 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Branch - 12350 E. Outer Drive, (313) 481-1760 
Monday, Wednesday: Noon - 8 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Knapp Branch - 13330 Conant, (313) 481-1770
Monday, Wednesday: Noon - 8 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Parkman Branch - 1766 Oakman Blvd., (313) 481-1810
Monday, Wednesday: Noon - 8 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Redford Branch - 21200 Grand River, (313) 481-1820 
Monday, Wednesday: Noon - 8 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Branch - 7117 W. Seven Mile, (313) 481-1840
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday: Noon - 8 p.m.

Skillman Branch - 121 Gratiot, (313) 481-1850
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Cooling Center in Garden City

Maplewood Center (31735 Maplewood Between Merriman and Craig) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 21.


Cooling Center in Dearborn Heights

Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George St.
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

John F. Kennedy Library, 24602 Van Born
Monday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Richard A. Young Recreation Center, 5400 McKinley
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

From Monday through Thursday, residents also can go to the city’s senior centers for temporary relief from the heat:

Berwyn Senior Recreation Center, 16155 Richardson
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eton Senior Recreation Center, 4900 Pardee
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 

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