Cooling Centers Are Open In Gadsden

 Gadsden, AL – With dangerous levels of heat in the forecast, the
Gadsden-Etowah EMA has announced that a number of cooling centers will
open in the city.

Triple-digit heat indexes are expected starting today and continuing
throughout the weekend, and this situation can be dangerous for people
outside or those without air conditioning.

The following cooling centers will be open:

* Salvation Army, 1101 1st Ave., Gadsden.

* 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday.

* (Day guests are invited for supper at 5:00 p.m.  The overnight
shelter is operating at capacity at this time.)

* Gadsden Public Library, all three locations

* Main Library, 254 S. College St., Gadsden.

* Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

* Alabama City branch, 2700 W. Meighan Blvd., Gadsden.

* Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* East Gadsden branch, 809 E. Broad St., Gadsden.

* Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Freedom Center, 1601 W. Meighan Blvd., Gadsden.

* 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday

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