Clark County EMA announces opening of cooling centers amid hottest week of year

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency on Monday announced the opening of cooling centers to help residents in need cope with an expected heat wave that is predicted to produce temperatures in the mid to upper 90s this week.

A heat wave is three straight days of temperatures of 90 degrees or higher.

Details about the cooling centers:

The Salvation Army at 15 S. Plum St.

It will be open through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.

The shelter will offer cold drinks and shelter.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering at the cooling center is asked to contact Aaron Roy at The Nehemiah Foundation at 937-325-6226.

The New Carlisle Library at 111 E. Lake Ave.

It will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. through Thursday; from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The center offers air conditioning and drinking fountains.

New Carlisle Church of the Brethren at 219 N. Main St.

It will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Clark County Public Library Main Branch at 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield.

Hours are 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Library Park Branch at 1119 Bechtle Ave., Springfield.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Library Southgate Branch at 1863 S. Limestone St., Springfield.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Library South Charleston at 5 W. Jamestown St., South Charleston.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Library Enon at 209 East Main St., Enon.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The EMA said other public cooling centers should notify them at EMA@clarkcountyohio.gov