Eastern Iowa Cooling Centers Open For Extreme Heat This Week
A week of extreme heat is ahead with a heat advisory in effect through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. You can see below what the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says we have in store for the next few days.
As long as you have working air conditioning you should be good to go. But organizations in communities across Eastern Iowa know that not everyone has adequate relief from the heat, so some have opened their doors as "cooling centers". An extensive list was posted by the Gazette:
- Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE. They're open during normal operating hours this week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Cedar Rapids Public Library Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW, open the same hours as the downtown library.
- Lindale Mall, 4444 First Ave. NE is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
- The Salvation Army, 1000 C Ave. NW, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
- Iowa City Public Library is open at 123 S. Linn St., is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Coralville Community Aquatic Center, 1513 Seventh St.
- Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 Eighth St.
- Coralville Public Library, 1401 Fifth St.
- North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St, the public library, recreation center, and city pool.
Whatever you do, please stay safe and cool this week and protect your pets with these tips as well.