Cooling Centers Opening in Etowah County in Preparation of Rising Temps

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


The Gadsden-Etowah Emergency Management Agency is warning the public about the possibility of extreme temperatures beginning this weekend. The heat index is predicted to rise above 100-degrees until next Tuesday, and because of the dangerous temperatures, the EMA wants to remind you about cooling stations in the community. 


The locations seen above are the normal operating days and times for public places that will be open with air-conditioning. The EMA wants to remind you to drink plenty of water, wear light, loose fitting clothing, and a protective layer of sunscreen. Shade young children with a hat or umbrella and make sure pets have plenty of fresh drinking water and shade.


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