RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) - With temperatures hitting triple digits Thursday for the first time in 23 years, Wayne County officials want to get the word out that there are many places open for the public to go to cool off.
The National Weather Service says children, the elderly and people with chronic ailments are at the greatest risk of being effected by the heat. Heat exhaustion, cramps or heat strokes can result from exposure to the heat.
Designated cooling centers in Wayne County are:
- Cambridge City Public Library, 600 W. Main St.; open 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
- Golay Community Center, 1007 E. Main St.; open 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
- Western Wayne Senior Center, 1007 E. Main St.; open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Friday.
- Centerville Public Library, 126 E. Main St.; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
- Centerville-Abington Senior Center, 111 S. Second St.; open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.
- Northeastern Senior Center, 600 Main St.; open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Hagerstown Public Library, 10 W. College St.; open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
- Nettle Creek Senior Center, 327 E. Main St.; open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Salvation Army, 707 S. "A" St.; open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
- American Red Cross, 1417 N. "A" St.; open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Richmond Senior Center, 1600 S. Second St.; open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
- Morrison-Reeves Library, 80 N. Sixth St.; open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday.
- Earlham College Lilly Library, 801 National Road West; open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
- IU East Library-Hayes Hall 151, 2325 Chester Blvd.; open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Glen Miller Park Spray Pad, East Main Street
Additional sites include shopping malls, shopping centers and government buildings are open to the public.
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