Cooling Center Opening For Folks Who Need To Beat The Heat

(CITY OF MEMPHIS NEWS RELEASE) - The City of Memphis has implemented its hot weather plan with the establishment of a Cooling Center. Cooling Centers are places where residents dealing with heat index of at least 105°F for more than 3 hours per day for 2 consecutive days, or heat index more than 115°F for any period of time may escape the extreme conditions. Primary locations for cooling centers are usually malls, shopping centers, libraries, and community centers that are opened during normal business hours.

The After Hours Cooling Center will open today, July 19, 2017 through Saturday morning, July 22, 2017. Each day the operational hours are 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. The library will also be available for 24 hours over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

  • Location:
  • Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
  • 3030 Poplar Avenue
  • Memphis, TN 38111

 

This Cooling Center will be open for those seeking cooling after normal business hours. Those seeking overnight accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at The Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Ave. or The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Ave. For assistance regarding transportation please contact the OEM number below for assistance. Our staff will continue to monitor the heat index to determine the need for continual accommodations.


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