Beat the Summer Heat by Heading to these Cooling Centers

The area is experiencing record high temperatures. You should know that if you spend a few hours each day in air conditioning it can help prevent or reduce heat-related illness. If you do not have air conditioning in your home, identify a place where you can spend the warmest part of the day during an extreme heat event. You may be able to seek relief from the heat in local shops, shopping malls or public libraries.

Cooling centers open in the area include:

Red Bud YMCA
130 South Oak Street
Red Bud, IL 62278

Columbia Police Department
1020 North Main Street
Columbia, IL 62236

Columbia Public Library
106 North Metter Avenue
Columbia, IL 62236

Monroe County Health Department
1315 Jamie Lane
Waterloo, IL 62298

Sparta Senior Center
500 W. 2nd Street
Sparta, IL 62286